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Part 1: New to Genomics

These resources have been reviewed by a panel of consultants and trainees. Quotes have been provided by this panel.

1.1 Are you ready for genomic medicine in the NHS?

A short introduction to the Health Education England (HEE) Genomics Education Programme.

1.2 The future and promise of personalised medicine

An inspiring TED talk by Ricardo Sabatini, scientist and entrepreneur, about interpreting the content of the genome.

1.3 Introduction to the 100,000 Genome Project

This unique enterprise was established as a legacy project of the London Olympic Games to sequence 100,000 genomes from around 85,000 NHS patients affected by a rare disease, or cancer.

In this article and video from Queen Mary, University of London Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, one of the leading authorities on genomic scientific research, explains how this groundbreaking project has now set the foundations for the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.  See this video about the 100,000 Genomes Project.

1.4 Genomics and Modern Healthcare

Vivienne Parry, Head of Engagement at Genomics England talks about the targets of 100,000 Genome Project. This film is slightly out of date (2015) as this project has now been completed. However, the information is still highly relevant.


1.5 Additional links from Genomics England

A selection of short instructional clips and infographics produced by Genomics England to raise public awareness of genomics.

1.6 Genomics Education Programme GeNotes knowledge hub

The Genomics Education Programme GeNotes, genomics notes for clinicians, includes the Knowledge Hub. This is an encyclopedia of resources designed to support the understanding of genomics in medicine.