Patient power and the future of healthcare
“In us and on us, we have our microbiome, which is more cells - bacterial, viral, and everything - than the number of human cells. And they're our friends. They’re like a garden, we've got to plant them properly. We need to be starting to look at those much more, and genomics is going to play a key role.”
In this week’s episode of The G word, Chris Wigley is joined by Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, former Chief Medical Officer and UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance. Having spent 20 years working with people with sickle cell disease, she is passionate about reforming healthcare, setting up the National Institute for Health Research and playing a key role in the establishment of Genomics England.
Today, Chris and Sally discuss generation genome, genetic exceptionalism and the value of patient stories.