Everyone has a genome – it’s made up of all your DNA, and contains the instructions for making and maintaining you. By studying genomes and applying the learning in the NHS, we are able to identify the causes of genetic and rare diseases. Genomics is essential to the future of the NHS and we are transforming services through the knowledge this brings.
This page showcases what we have learnt through genomics research over the last 70 years, the impact this has on people’s lives, and how the NHS might change in the future with genomics at its forefront. This section will give you:
- an overview of what genomics is
- how we are applying it in the NHS
- the impact it will have on the future of healthcare delivery.