Monthly Archives March 2015

100 000 Genomes Project: much transformation is in prospect, and not just of the NHS

The 100 000 Genomes Project is a ground-breaking study which will bring the power of new genetic technologies to NHS patients.  Eleven Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) from around England will be (or are already) recruiting patients with either a cancer or a rare genetic disorder.  These patients will go on to have their entire genomes sequenced.  The first patient was recruited to the study earlier this month.A company called Genomics England, owned by the Department of Health, has been set up to run the project.  To run alongside it, a Masters programme in Genomic Medicine is being set up  in 6-8 sites in England.
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