100,000 Genomes Project

The 100,000 Genomes Project will sequence and analyse 100,000 genomes from NHS patients with rare diseases and cancer, to better understand the genetic causes of these diseases.

The aim of the project is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS, transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.

There are currently 11 Genomic Medicine Centres in the UK working with Genomics England to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project, which is currently the largest national sequencing project of its kind in the world.

The South West Academic Health Science Network has been supporting the South West NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (SW GMC) to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project since the original procurement in 2014.

Health Education England has developed the Genomics Education Programme to ensure healthcare staff have the opportunity to gain further knowledge, skills and experience in Genomics.

For more information about the project, please visit the 100,000 Genomes Project website or contact bettina.kluettgens@swahsn.com