Welcome to Genomics England
We are a new company set up by the Department of Health to help deliver the 100k Genome Project first announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in December 2012.
This project will sequence the personal DNA code – known as a genome – of up to 100,000 patients over the next five years. This unrivalled knowledge will help doctors’ understanding, leading to better and earlier diagnosis and personalised care. Based on expert scientific advice, we will start by tackling cancer, rare diseases and infectious diseases.
The company will manage contracts for sequencing, data linkage and analysis, and set standards for patient consent. Read more…
The Sanger Institute has produced an online ethics and genomics questionnaire as part of a research programme they led.
We will publish a summary of the survey results at a later date. Take this survey yourself and discover your own views on these important ethical issues.