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. The project is currently in its pilot phase and will be completed by the end of 2017.
Genetic conditions – How should your DNA be used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?
An evening event organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Genomics England and City University London’s Science Journalism course. This event will tackle head on many of the questions and concerns related to data security and commercial aspects of Genomics England’s mission and partnerships.
Thursday 6 November 2014, 6.30-8.30pm
What is genomics?
Our Head of Engagement, Vivienne Parry, explains more about genomics in this film courtesy of our partners at Health Education England.