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Valentina Lichtner

July 9th, 2014

NHS England, Genomics England and the 100K Genome project

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Valentina Lichtner

July 9th, 2014

NHS England, Genomics England and the 100K Genome project

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

News from eHealth Insider

“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.

http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/9514/nhs-maps-out-100k-genomes-medicine-plans

More eHealth Insider news on Genomics England at: http://www.ehi.co.uk/tag_search.cfm?tag_name=genomics%20england&tag_type=Article

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