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 […]

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Explore Whole Genome Sequencing

Join our Futurelearn course to explore behind the scenes of this emerging healthcare technology  Whole genome sequencing is a relatively new technology that allows us to ‘read’ a person’s or organism’s entire genetic code. But how does it work and what does it mean for all of us? Starting on Monday 22nd May, the Genomics […]

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