Genomics

England’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, says the NHS has to embrace DNA testing to put an end to the ‘diagnostic odyssey’. As the UK works on delivering the ‘genomic dream’, this hub will give you the latest on precision medicine or the 100,000 Genomes Project. 

From 100,000 to 55 million: the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service

Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for England, formally announces plans to launch a national Genomic Medicine Service from October

Sensyne Health extends its agreement with Oxford University Hospitals

Health tech company signs research agreement to use clinical AI to analyse anonymised genomic data

New rapid DNA sequencing technique helps clinicians diagnose critically ill children faster

Researchers develop an innovative technique to end the 'diagnostic odyssey' for severely ill children...

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Innovate UK launches £5m competition to scale up genomic analysis technologies

To obtain a share of the funding, applicants need to prove that their projects would advance the UK's ability to manufacture and commercialise genomic analysis technologies...

NHS IT delays are slowing down the ‘roll out of genomics in the UK’, committee warns

MP Norman Lamb, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, is calling on the government to increase investment in digital and allocate funding for technology and systems needed to realise the potential of genomics in the UK.

Genomics England extends access to datasets for researchers

Genomics England grants access to data from the 100,000 Genomes Project to more researchers and appoints global genomics pioneer as its first CEO.

Eastern AHSN backs new initiatives that will see patients receive genetic tests

Two new projects are set to accelerate implementation of genomic services across primary care in England.

100,000 Genomes Project reaches halfway point

“Having built the platform and reached the 50,000 halfway point we are now able to operate at a scale to complete the target by the end of 2018,” said Sir John Chisholm, Genomics England Executive Chair.

Wales starts taking part in 100,000 Genomes Project

The agreement will support the Welsh Government’s Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy.

Whole-population genetic testing to improve prevention of breast and ovarian cancers

New research shows genetic testing for all women could prevent 64,500 more breast cancers, 17,500 more ovarian cancers and save 12,300 more lives.

NHS England network of genomic laboratory hubs to become operational in 2018

Seven national genomic laboratory hubs will become operational by November 2018.

Science and Technology Committee launches new inquiry into genome editing in the NHS

Previous committee on genomics was unable to conclude examinations due to the snap General Election.

PHG Foundation issues call for widespread adoption of new genomic technology

With only five per cent of patients with lung cancer estimated to live for more than 10 years after diagnosis, PHG Foundation calls for widespread adoption of promising circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) testing.

Life Sciences Industrial Strategy supports a digital NHS

patient data

CQC finds Boots online pharmacy services ‘safe and effective’

Pharma giant appoints first Chief Digital and Technology Officer

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England’s Chief Medical Officer calls for DNA testing to become part of routine cancer care

eHealth Week, European Commission

Never underestimate the phenotype, says UK CCIO

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Genomics inquiry launched by Science and Technology Committee

health data, Microsoft

Could a ‘computational’ approach beat cancer inside a decade?

George Eliot Hospital signs up to revolutionary genetic project

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Vox Pop: 'It’s a very exciting time for genomics in the UK'

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Vox Pop: 'No-one else in the world has a solution for this – and we are making good progress'

NHS England, genomics

NHS England Chairman has vision for the future of data and genomics

NHS Digital

Kicking the 'Five Year Forward View' into action

DNA, genomics

Plans laid for Genomes Project over next decade

George Freeman

First patient recruited at new centre for Genomes Project

DNA, genomics

100,00 Genomes Project reports first breakthroughs

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