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British Heart Foundation CEO recruited to the 100,000 Genomes Project

30th October 2017
Blog, News
British Heart Foundation Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, has been recruited to the Project at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital, after being referred by Professor Anthony Wierzbicki. Simon joined the project as a result of his inherited, and unexplained, high cholesterol, and his article in the Guardian gives a great insight into the process of signing up to [...]Read More...

Gateway to Genetic Counselling – Funded opportunities for nurses and midwives

16th August 2017
News

Genetic testing is increasingly forming part of patient care in many areas of healthcare. Nurses and midwives in the trust are invited to register for the Gateway to Genetic Counselling course. This is a 2 weeks long full-time face-to-face teaching in human genetics and genomics and genomics conselling provided by the Cambridge medical programme and accredited through the […]

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Genomes Generation – Professor Dame Sally Davies annual report

4th July 2017
News

Today we saw the launch of Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies annual report ‘Generation Genomes’. Professor Davies champions the current rate at which technology is making huge advances in providing tailored healthcare for rare diseases which equates to 1 in of 2,000 or less of a population. The report is very timely and […]

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100,000 Genomes Project Information line

11th April 2017
Blog, News

Delivered by trained staff at the South West NHS GMC, the 100,000 Genomes Project information line is aimed at assisting current and potential participants with any queries related to the Project. How can the information line help? Current participants: Answer any general queries about the project Assist with ad-hoc queries answered e.g. regarding results, additional findings, withdrawal. Potential […]

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Cancer patients’ have their DNA sequenced

16th March 2017
Blog, News

Patients’ at King’s College Hospital have their DNA sequenced to help develop personalised treatment plans as part of the ‘100,000 Genomes Project’.   Three cancer patients at King’s College Hospital are among the first eight in the country to have their DNA sequenced as part of the Government’s ‘100,000 Genomes Project’. King’s College Hospital is […]

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