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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?

Video 3min animation

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

“Now I have some idea why I need to pay attention. Great music.”

Genomics Education Programme logo

1.2 The future and promise of personalised medicine

Video 15min TED Talk

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

“Brilliant, inspiring, fascinating. Even my 10yr old was mesmerised.”­_sabatini_how_to_read_the_genome­_and_build_a_human_being


1.3 Introduction to the 100,000 Genome Project

Article – Genomics England

Video 6min film

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 Genomics England article and video, Sir Mark Caulfield explains how this groundbreaking project has now set the foundations for the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

“An excellent introduction. Interesting video gives an appreciation of UK’s position in application of genomics.”­about-genomics-england/the-100000-genomes-project/


1.4 Genomics and Modern Healthcare

Video 8min

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 This film is slightly out of date (2015) as this project has now been completed.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.

“Dynamic, fast moving and real-life context. Explains in simple terms how genomics will be applied practically.”


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.­understanding-genomics/


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