Professor Dame Sally Davies calls on NHS to make genome sequencing standard

Chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has called for whole genome sequencing to eventually become as standard as blood tests and biopsies for people with cancer, rare diseases and infections.

In her annual report ‘Generation Genomes’ Professor Davies outlines how genomic sequencing could result in more personalised treatment for patients and faster diagnoses for people with rare diseases.

Many of the points that Professor Davies makes echo are reflected in the aim of the 100,000 Genomes Project and the work we are currently doing at the West of England GMC.

Read the full report here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officer-annual-report-2016-generation-genome