North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre

The North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (NTGMC) has been set up to help gain a better understanding of the genetic causes of cancer and rare disease. It is part of the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project which aims to sequence, or analyse, 100,000 genomes from participants with cancer, rare disorders and infectious diseases. The North Thames GMC is currently one of 13 regional Genomic Medicine Centres in England.

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The North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (NTGMC) has been set up to help gain a better understanding of the genetic causes of cancer, rare disorders and infectious diseases and will be contributing to the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project.

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Taking part

At the moment, people with certain inherited rare diseases and some common cancers may be able to take part.

Taking part

Healthcare professionals

The 100,000 Genomes Project will gather data over three years to improve the diagnosis and targeted treatment of genetic disease. It was unveiled in 2014 by David Cameron who said it “will see the UK lead the world in genetic research within years”.

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