100,000 Genomes Project hits the 50,000 genomes milestone
100,000 Genomes Project hits the 50,000 genomes milestone.

The Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Genomics England announced reaching the 50,000 whole human genome sequences landmark within the 100,000 Genomes Project.  This represents a major milestone in this major initiative to transform the deployment of genomic medicine within the NHS.


UK Biocentre is pleased to have worked as part of this important national programme for the last two years, providing a central automated sample repository, automated sample picking and reformatting capabilities enabling weekly deliveries to be made to the sequencing service provider.  This capability is delivered through the £24M Capital Infrastructure investment made in the National Biosample Centre by NIHR and Department of Health in 2015

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/biosample-centre-opens-to-help-researchers-find-new-treatments

For full details of the 100,000 Genomics Project announcement see:

https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/50000-genomes-landmark/