Genomics and personalised medicine

Genomics and personalised medicine 2016-11-02T09:49:13+00:00


Genomics and personalised medicine – how partnership with the UK can transform healthcare

With the 100,000 Genome Project to sequence 100,000 of the genomes of NHS patients and combine with NHS data, led by Genomics England, the UK is a world leader in genomics, and is already at an advanced stage of a systematic long-term plan for integrating genomic and personalised medicine into the day-to-day delivery of healthcare. The NHS will be the world’s first healthcare system to launch a genomic medicine service. International interest in the UK’s approach to genomics and personalised medicine is growing, and there is huge potential for this expertise to be shared with governments, healthcare providers and commercial companies. This prospectus explains what genomics and personalised medicine are, how they can be applied, and why the UK is at the forefront of this field.