Clinical OMICS

SEP-OCT 2018

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40 Clinical OMICs September/October 2018 THE 100,000 A s the U.S. marked the 242 nd anniversary of its independence, the mother coun- try also had reason to celebrate. England's National Health Service commem- orated its 70 th birthday not with a cake or candles, but with a nicely timed announcement that the 70,000th genome had been sequenced of the 100,000 planned by Genomics England, its partner in advancing genomic medicine. Genomics England is joining the NHS in launching the Genomic Medicine Service, which, beginning October 1, will incorporate genome sequencing into routine medi- cal care. Genomics England was formed in 2013 by the U.K. Department of Health to run the 100,000 Genomes Project, an effort to collect, store, and analyze data from the genomes of patients with rare diseases, their families, and patients with cancer. The round number of 100,000 genomes has also been the goal of several other nations interested in improving their healthcare—and lowering costs—by carrying out precision medicine based on insights from sequencing data. Below is a list of initiatives launched by 10 nations toward gathering, storing, and applying genomic data from at least 100,000 genomes, based on information disclosed by the countries, and/or the organizations charged with overseeing the efforts. Included with each listing is a summary of the project, its funding, and recent developments. Alex Philippidis Senior News Editor GENOMES CLUB 10 Countries Meet the Mark for National Genome Projects

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