Ground breaking Genomic Medicine Centre celebrates two year milestone

A patient engagement meeting for the 100,000 genomes project in Manchester

The team at Greater Manchester NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, based at Saint Mary’s Hospital, recently celebrated their two-year anniversary delivering the pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project, reflecting on achievements so far and future developments for their work on the ground-breaking study.

The national initiative involves collecting and decoding 100,000 human genomes – complete sets of people’s genes- from NHS patients with rare inherited conditions and their close relatives, patients with cancer, and patients with certain types of infection. The project has the potential to transform the future of healthcare, improving prediction and prevention of disease, enabling new and more precise diagnostic tests, and allowing personalisation of drugs and other treatments to specific genetic variants.

Read more in the 100,000 genomes section.