The 100,000 Genomes Project features in London’s Science Museum

The Science Museum’s Our Lives in Data exhibition highlights the technology revolution that will impact our lives.

Gallery view of Our Lives in Data - an exhibition exploring how big data is transforming the world around us; uncovering some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used.

Gallery view of Our Lives in Data. Photo courtesy of Science Museum London.

More information about our lives is being captured than ever before, and as the amount of data collected grows so does the debate around data ownership.

The Science Museum’s newest exhibition, Our Lives in Data, will uncover some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used.

A person’s full DNA sequence – their genome – generates around 200GB of data. In the 100,000 Genomes Project, sequencing the genome of a person with cancer or someone with a rare disease will help scientists and doctors understand how disease works.

Genomics has already started to deliver diagnoses to families who have been through years of inconclusive tests and unexplained symptoms. And Jessica’s story, which features in the Our Lives in Data exhibition, is just one example of how we can harness the power of genomic data to make a real difference in patient care.

Illumina’s HiSeq X instrument will also be on display as an example of how sequencing technology is playing a crucial part in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project and enabling new medical insights.

The Science Museum’s exhibition is now open at: Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD. Admission is free.

For a preview of the exhibit watch this video from Illumina, which features our Head of Engagement Vivienne Parry:

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