100,000 Genomes Project

The 100,000 Genomes Project is live at the RSCH!

Through support from GRACE, we have been able to fund a research assistant who is not only working on a tumour biobank, but also collecting blood and tissue samples for patients as part of the 100,000 Genomics Project.

The 100k Genomics project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.

The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. 

Unlike other research projects or biobanks, patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before and in time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.