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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.


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.



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.


Recent News

We celebrate as 100,000 genomes sequenced

A celebratory event marking the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project took place in London earlier this week, following the announcement on 5 December from Health Secretary Matt Hancock that the 100,000 Genomes Project had reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients. To mark the occasion, Genomics England and NHS England invited staff, patients and […]

Government target to map 5 million genomes

The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP announced earlier this month the government’s aspiration to map five million genomes in the UK over the next five years. The West Suffolk MP, who was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in July, said: “I’m proud to announce we are expanding our 100,000 Genomes Project […]

CUH wins tender for regional NHS genomic hub

NHS England has selected Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) as one of seven national genomic laboratory hubs. The hubs will provide patients across England with access to the latest genome testing for rare disease, cancer and other conditions. Each hub is responsible for coordinating genomic testing in the NHS in their respective areas. For CUH, this […]

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