The UK 100,000 Genomes Project: Paving the Way for New Diagnostics and Therapies

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Willem Ouwehand, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to drive genomic medicine into the UK National Health Service and deliver new diagnostics and therapies. This project positions the UK as a country offering the first mainstream health service in the world providing leading edge genomic medicine as part of routine care. Professor Ouwehand led the pilot study for the 100,000 Genomes project (focused on patients with rare inherited diseases/cancer/ infection) and will present the first subset of data from this pioneering project.