Our CEO Chris Wigley shares some of his hopes and dreams for the future of Genomics England, the patients and participants we serve, and the wider genomics landscape.
A decade of life-changing discoveries in genomics
July 2023 marks 10 years of Genomics England. Over the past decade, our partnership with the NHS has brought life-changing discoveries to those living with cancer and rare conditions.
This year, we celebrate the achievements of the past 10 years. We also look ahead to all the work that’s left to be done, the discoveries yet to be made, and a world where genomic medicine can help everyone, everywhere.
Major milestones, 2013 to 2023
Supporting patient journeys in a changing genomics landscape
How has patient support has evolved over the last decade? How will it continue to change in the next 10 years?
Participant Panel member, Shelley Simmonds, sits down with Louise Fish and Amanda Pichini to talk about these questions and more.
Reaching the full potential of genomic research
Is the National Genomic Research Library (NGRL) meeting its full potential? What is the future direction for research at Genomics England? How will Genomics England help research participants connect with those researching their gene or condition?
Participant Panel member, Dave McCormick, sits down with Matt Brown and Jenny Taylor to talk about these questions and more.
The partnership that made it all possible
We’ve helped the NHS to build the first healthcare system in the world to offer whole genome sequencing as part of routine care.
One in 17 people are affected by a rare condition in their lifetime and nearly 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year. Genomic testing – including the whole genome sequencing that we support – aims to get better answers, treatment and care for them, faster.
Driving discoveries through our research community
Since 2017, our research community has been enabling new, life-changing discoveries.
Latest 10-year anniversary blogs
We've asked members of the Genomics England team to look back on the past decade, and ahead at what the future might hold for genomics.
Chris Wigley shares his top 10 highlights from the last decade in honour of our 10-year anniversary.
As Genomics England celebrates its 10-year anniversary this July, the Chair and Vice Chairs of the Participant Panel reflect on the Panel’s significant impact.
What will the next decade hold?
The age of genomics has started. And there’s more to be done.
With the NHS, we hope to sequence thousands more whole genomes via the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, and continue to analyse the genomes of people who haven’t yet had answers.
Technology and genomic research continue to advance. In the coming decades, we hope to harness this power to enable new scientific breakthroughs, and in turn, help more patients.