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“NHS England expects to have contracts in place with providers by January 2015 for its ambitious project to sequence 100,000 genomes and link the results with a national database of electronic patient records”.

The aim is “to have the 100,000 genome sequences done by the end of 2017 and it is launching a process for selecting ‘NHS Genomic Medicine Centres.’”

“The 100K Genome project is led by a new arms length organisation called Genomics England, which is owned and funded by the Department of Health.”

A spokesperson for NHS England told EHI: “The launch of the NHS Genomic Medicine Centre selection process represents an exciting moment for patients and in the history of the NHS where we will begin to see a step change in our ability to deliver truly personalised care for patients …the aim is to be a pioneer in the global genomics industry by the end of 2015.

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