Creating a new genomic medicine service for the NHS

The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people.

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. And in time, there is the potential for new and more effective treatments.

Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.

A ground-breaking resource

The project will enable new medical research by combining genomic sequence data with medical records.

Potentially offer new treatments

The causes, diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancers will also be investigated.

Transform the way people are cared for

Researchers will study how best to use genomics in healthcare and how best to interpret the data to help patients.

To kick-start a UK genomics industry

This is currently the largest national sequencing project of its kind in the world.