What is genomics?

Genomics is the study of the genes in our DNA, their functions and their influence on the growth, development and working of the body – using a variety of techniques to look at the body’s DNA and associated compounds.

The UK is recognised worldwide as a leader in genomics and the unique structure of the NHS is allowing us to deliver these advances at scale and pace for the benefit of patient and their families

The role of NHS England is to enable the NHS to harness the power of genomic medicine and science to improve the health of our population as part of our commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan. We are doing this through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

You can find more educational resources on genomics on the Genomics Education Programme website.