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Genomics Roadshow for Health Professionals
In 2003, over ten years of international research collaboration, and over £2 billion of funding, culminated in the publication of the human genome. For the first time, every human gene was identified and mapped.
Today, new genomic technologies have the potential to transform medicine and public health. We can now sequence a human genome in a few days and for under £1000. This vastly improved speed and cost means that the use of genomic technologies within mainstream healthcare is now possible. The Welsh Government’s Genomics for Precision Medicine strategy was launched in July 2017. It describes the ambition in Wales to transform NHS services and research through the implementation of genomic technologies, and associated data analysis. There is potential for many Welsh patients and clinical services to benefit from genomics.
One of the aims of the Strategy is to join the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Welsh Government is committed to ensuring that Wales can fully realise the benefits of genomics.
Are you interested in hearing more about genomics, its future applications in Wales, and how it may impact on your services?
If so, come along to the Genomics Roadshow for Health Professionals to hear two short talks on genomics: the first will give a clinical perspective, providing a basic introduction to genomics along with case examples, and the second will have a laboratory focus, covering genomic testing technologies.
Postgraduate Centre, Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth 28th September 2018 12.30 – 1.30pm And the session will be repeated again at 1.45 – 2.45pm
To find out more, please contact: Andrea.Hughes4@wales.nhs.uk