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Thursday, 6th October 2016 – Special Monthly Talk at 10.30 am in Christ Church
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Vivienne Parry (journalist and former Tomorrow’s World TV presenter) is Head of Engagement at Genomics England and a seasoned presenter.
The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer. The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.
Will a very good turnout in the church, she explained the way the project was organised, the safeguards built in, and how the results might lead to personalised medicine.
For more information about the project see the Genomics England website.