We are holding a Twitter Takeover on behalf on Genomics England to discuss the 100,000 Genomes Project and answer your queries about eligibility.
Dr Ed Blair, Clinical Genetics Consultant, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Trevor Cole, Consultant in Clinical and Cancer Genetics, Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will be leading the Twitter Takeover.
Many SWAN UK members have asked if they would be eligible to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. This Project is sequencing whole genomes from NHS patients with rare disease who receive treatment in England. Separate projects are planned in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, but this letter refers only to the project in England.
The sequencing will provide many participants with a diagnosis for the first time. However, not everyone who takes part will receive a diagnosis, and the main benefits are likely to be for other patients in the future.
If you have a query and think you might be eligible for the 100,000 Genomes Project, please join our twitter chat on 31st August at 12:30pm-1.30pm at twitter.com/SWAN_UK (@SWAN_UK) or post your question in advance by commenting on this post or emailing [email protected] with ‘Twitter chat – 100,000 Genomes’ in the subject line by Friday 26 August. Please let us know if you want to remain anonymous. We will do our best to reply to all questions during the Twitter chat but cannot engage in lengthy conversations about personal circumstances.
Read the eligibility letter from Genomics England here
For more information about the 100,000 Genomes Project, please visit www.genomicsengland.co.uk