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Further £250m in funding for genomics in the UK

Further £250m in funding for genomics in the UK – and cancer patients being recruited for 100K Genome Project Across England patients with cancer are now being recruited to the main phase of the 100,000 Genomes Project, giving the fight against cancer a significant boost. Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP announced the news at the Festival of Genomics …

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Northern Ireland Joins the 100,000 Genomes Project

Health Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, Simon Hamilton, today announced £3.3m investment to create a Northern Ireland Genomic Medicine Centre that will provide rare disease patients with a much earlier and more accurate diagnosis. It is estimated that 1 in 17 people are born with or develop a rare disease during their lifetime. At least 80% of rare diseases …

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Initial six centres of excellence in UK PM network named Teams in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford

The Precision Medicine Catapult, the UK’s innovation centre for precision medicine, announces today that Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford will be the initial locations for its regional centres of excellence network. Each centre will act as a hub for regional precision medicine activities within the UK-wide network, co-ordinated from the Cambridge headquarters. The Catapults are a UK Government …