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East Genomics unites patient care teams, genomic laboratories, researchers and educators to deliver the benefits of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service to communities across the East Midlands and East of England.

We work to ensure that genomic care, testing and learning across the East is coordinated, centrally managed and consistent at a national level.

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Genomic Testing

The NHS Genomic Medicine Service provides genomic testing for cancer and rare diseases. Tests are ordered by GPs and specialist healthcare professionals, then sent to the East Midlands and East of England NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub for processing.

East Genomics provides information on clinics, patient education, and guidance for professionals regarding genomic testing in our region.

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Education

A range of training in the delivery of genomic medicine is available in our region. Courses include postgraduate and professional education for NHS employees, biotech and pharmaceutical professionals, and individuals interested in healthcare careers.

Training equips students with the knowledge they need to integrate genomic technologies and information into their patient care.

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Recent News

Are your NHS patients eligible for WGS?

Do you work in: Clinical Genetics / Genetic Counselling Neurology Paediatrics Paediatric endocrinology Metabolic medicine Renal medicine Neonatology Paediatric oncology Haematology Pathology Do you work in an NHS Trust in our region? If so, you need to know that whole genome sequencing (WGS) in the NHS will soon be available for some rare disease indications, acute leukaemia, paediatric cancer and sarcoma. […]

Update on 100,000 Genomes Project

Rare disease results Our GMC has now reported over half of all the rare disease results for patients that were recruited. Almost all the data has now been returned by Genomics England and the genetics laboratories in Cambridge and Nottingham are working flat out to report all remaining cases by April 2020. Any queries regarding the […]

Creating genetic reports that can be understood by nonspecialists – help needed

As genetic and genomic testing is being mainstreamed there is an increasing requirement for non-specialist clinicians to explain the results of these tests to patients. A recent collaboration between the East of England Genomic  Medicine Centre and the University of Cambridge led to the development of a report template that could be adapted to specific […]

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All our East of England teams can be emailed at eegmc@nhs.net.

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