Wales has joined the 100,000 Genomes Project, the Welsh Government announced today. The project, now a UK-wide initiative, seeks to transform patient care, encourage genomic discovery and drive a thriving genomics sector.
In an agreement between Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB), Cardiff University and Genomics England (the company leading the Project across the UK), 420 whole genome sequences (WGS) have been commissioned for patients with rare diseases and their families, in Wales.
The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to sequence 100,000 genomes from 70,000 people with rare diseases and their families,
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