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Led by University Hospital Southampton with hospital partners across the region and the University of Southampton, Wessex is in the first national cohort to deliver the Department of Health and NHS England’s 100,000 Genomes Project through the recruitment of 4000 samples per annum.
Wessex is one of only 11 Genomics Medicines Centres in England. With their agreement, samples of tissue from tumours and blood tests will be collected from patients receiving treatment at hospitals around the Wessex region. The samples will be sent securely to a centre run by gene sequencing specialists Illumina, who has been contracted by Genomics England to sequence the whole genome and analyse it as part of the 100,000 genome sequencing national project. The results will then be sent back to the Wessex Centre to help clinicians make diagnostic and treatment decisions. If you would like to take part in the 100,000 genome project, find out more on University Hospital Southampton's web pages, or email Kay Jensen, Wessex Genomics Medicine Centre operations manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
“This project has the potential to transform the future of healthcare and we are delighted many patients from across the south can be involved and will benefit from it. It will improve the prediction and prevention of disease, enable new and more precise diagnostic tests and allow personalisation of drugs and other treatments to specific genetic variants.” Professor Karen Temple, clinical geneticist, UHS; co-lead, Wessex NHS GMC
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UHS Clinical Research update - Issue 5, Autumn 2015