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 today announced a new collaboration as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, to accelerate the development of new diagnostics and treatments for patients.
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.
What is genomics?
Our Head of Engagement, Vivienne Parry, explains more about genomics in this film courtesy of our partners at Health Education England.