The West Midlands will deliver one of 11 centres across the country that will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project.
The three-year project, announced today (Monday 22 December 2014) by NHS England and launched by the Prime Minister earlier this year, will transform diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer and rare diseases.
The initiative 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 West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre (WM GMC) will deliver up to 18,000 of the total number of genomes, drawing on its unique population demographic through a collaboration of 18 healthcare organisations. Read more