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West of England announced as Genomic Medicine Centre

The West of England was formally announced as a Genomic Medicine Centre following 11 existing Genomic Medicine Centres across the country to support the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project and bring about transformation of genomic medicine within the NHS.

The 100,000 Genomes Project was announced by the Prime Minister in 2012 in a bid to transform diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer and rare diseases in the fast-emerging field of genomic medicine. Eleven sites were announced in December 2014, and the new GMCs will cover two further regions: Yorkshire and Humber and West of England.

Further information regarding the announcement is available via the Genomics England website.