1000th participant recruited for 100,000 genomes project

James Woods, recruited as the 1000th participant in the 100,000 genomes project

A lifelong patient of Saint Mary’s Hospital has become the 1000th participant in a ground-breaking project that is revolutionising the way those with rare genetic diseases are diagnosed and treated.

Ten year-old James Woods has joined the initiative which 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.

The project has the potential to transform the future of healthcare.  It could improve the prediction and prevention of disease, enable new and more precise diagnostic tests, and allow personalisation of drugs and other treatments to specific genetic variants.

Read more about the 1000th participant in the 100,000 genomes project on the CMFT website.