On December 10, 2012, then Prime Minister of UK – David Cameron, announced the government's commitment to sequence 100,000 human genomes by the end of 2017. Successful delivery of the 100,000 Genome Project would make the National Health Service the world's first healthcare system to launch a'genomics medicine service'. The 100,000 genomes project can be seen as a pilot, paving the way for a digital NHS using genomics as part of its routine service. Research opportunities and the mainstream use of genomic medicine are expected to make a major contribution towards economic growth in UK, and will firmly establish the UK as an international center for the industry. Genomics England, the organization responsible for the 100,000 genomes project, provide examples on their web site of how research and personalized medicine will bring vast improvements to clinical standards while driving down the cost of care through: preventative medicine, reducing waste, and identifying low value activities.
Mar-23-2017, 13:35:03 GMT