November 2015

The 100,000 Genomes Project - what's it all about?

The 100,000 Genomes Project - what's it all about?

27 November 2015

Ever typed ‘100,000’ into your Google search bar? You may be surprised to see the 100,000 Genomes Project come first in the results. The initiative involves collecting and decoding 100,000 human genomes – complete sets of people’s genes – that will enable scientists and doctors to understand more about specific conditions, and the project is a major component of WMAHSN's advanced diagnostics, genomics and precision medicine priority. Here Professor Sue Hill, NHS Chief Scientific Officer for England, explains how the project is driving real transformation by bringing 21st century medicine to the NHS.

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