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Genomics England

Genomics England was set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project

Genomics England works with the NHS to bring forward the use of genomic healthcare and research in Britain to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Genomics is a ground-breaking area of medicine that uses our unique genetic code to help diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses. Thanks to advanced technology, scientists can now compare many people’s genetic code to make new discoveries that continually improve genomic healthcare.

In 2013, Genomics England and the NHS launched the 100,000 Genomes Project, demonstrating how genomics insights can help doctors across the NHS, and building a foundation for the future by assembling a unique dataset. Genomics England is now supporting the NHS to deliver genomic testing for patients as part of routine healthcare, and providing the health data and technology that researchers need to make new discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines.

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Details last updated 09-Apr-2019

Genomics England Creations

Cancer genomics

Part of the 100,000 Genomes Project run by Genomics England

People at Genomics England

Richard Scott

Chief Medical Officer and Deputy CEO at Genomics England

Mark Caulfield

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Genomics England News

Genomes of 13,000 UK patients decoded, marking the dawn of precision oncology

BBC - 11-Jan-2024

Provides oncologists with a precise tumor genetic map for selecting treatments


Oxford Nanopore and Genomics England join forces to sequence 7500 samples

Inside Precision Medicine - 03-Nov-2023

Creating the world's largest genetic dataset for unprecedented insights


NHS to sequence the entire DNA of newborns for rare genetic disease diagnosis

BBC - 13-Dec-2022

Whole genome sequencing could speed up diagnosis and allow early life-saving treatment


World's largest gene sequencing project in healthcare

BBC - 05-Dec-2018

100,000 Genomes Project has ended "diagnostic odyssey" for 1 in 4 participants with rare diseases


Routine cancer DNA tests coming to NHS

Guardian - 03-Jul-2018

NHS establishes a network of specialized centres for DNA analysis for "specialized medicine"

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