The 100,000 Genomes Project
“It will see the UK lead the world in genetic research within years”.
David Cameron, Prime Minister 2014
The innovative 100,000 Genomes Project is a national study which will gather important data from people’s genes to improve patient care.
We’re sequencing DNA from thousands of patients with certain rare diseases and cancers to help with their diagnosis, treatment and future NHS patient care.
This Project will transform the NHS and the lives of some patients. Some may get a diagnosis for their condition for the first time. Others may have access to a personalised treatment plan based on their results. And everyone will contribute to valuable medical research into rare diseases and cancers.
For more information on the history of the 100,000 Genomes Project, please read the attached Narrative – Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project (opens as PDF).