Genomics England, with the consent of participants and the support of the public, is creating a lasting legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy through the sequencing of 100,000 genomes: the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Genomics England was set up by the Department of Health to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project. Initially the focus will be on rare disease, cancer and infectious disease.
Genomics England has confirmed which researchers will work on data from the 100,000 Genomes Project, and what topics and disease areas they will be working on.
The first patient was recruited to the main phase of the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project this week. The important milestone follows on from the pilot phase of the project which announced the first diagnosis earlier this month.
This short film features lead researchers from our clinical interpretation partnerships.
Our Head of Engagement, Vivienne Parry, explains more about genomics in this film courtesy of our partners at Health Education England.