The NHS has announced further steps in a genetics project, which will involve 11 Genomics Medicine Centres being created in English hospitals to gather DNA information. The aim is to support the 100,000 Genomes Project in research towards the development of personalised medicine / diagnostic tests and targeted treatments (“precision drugs”) for a wide range of diseases such as cancer, and possibly including a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
Gallagher, J. (2014). NHS DNA scheme to fight cancer and genetic diseases. London: BBC Health News, December 22nd 2014.
“The 11 designated Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) in this first selection process are based across the country covering areas including Greater Manchester, the North West coast, Oxford, Birmingham and the West Midlands, Southampton, London, Cambridge and the East of England, Exeter and the South West Peninsula, and the North East.Over the lifetime of the project NHS England’s ambition is to secure more than 100 participating NHS trusts”.
Read more and view the video: Eleven new centres to lead genomics project.
Eleven new centres to lead genomics project. London: Department of Health, December 22nd 2014.
This relates to:
NHS set to deliver world-leading genomics project in fight against cancer and rare diseases. London: NHS England, December 22nd 2014.
Possibly also of interest:
Pym, H. (2015). The NHS – a powerhouse for new medicines? London: BBC Health News, March 11th 2015.
Institute of Translational Medicine (UHB NHS FT)
Adams, D. (2014). Translational medicine in Birmingham: turning scientific discovery into benefits for patients. QMM: the Student Magazine of the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. [Summer] / Winter 2014. pp.4-6.
Cardiff University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to Cardiff University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), November 19th 2015.
Possibly of interest:
NHS 100,000 Genomes Project takes centre stage at Healthcare Science Week. London: NHS England, March 7th 2016.