Professor Dion Morton, Director of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, will be discussing the 100,000 Genomes Project at Café Scientifique in Birmingham on April 4.

The NHS England project, the first of its kind in the world, aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer by sequencing 100,000 whole genomes – a person’s entire genetic code – from patients with certain rare conditions and their families as well as those with certain cancers.

It is paving the way to a more personalised approach to healthcare within the NHS, with the results, when combined with other healthcare data, potentially helping to provide better diagnosis and individually tailored therapies.

The West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre is drawing upon the region’s diverse population to provide up to 13,000 of the 100,000 genomes via 18 participating acute NHS trusts within the region.

Café Scientifique takes place at Pure Bar, Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5TJ. Located downstairs, the room has seating for 50 and capacity for up to 70 people. Food and drink can be ordered from the dedicated bar. The room can only be accessed from the main bar stairs.

Room opens at 6pm for 7pm start and the event finishes at 9pm.

This event is FREE.

The event is supported by Pure Bar.

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