Professor Dame Sally Davies's eighth independent report to government as CMO looks at how genomics can improve health and prevent ill-health.
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The report discusses the current state of genomic service provision in the NHS in England. It explores the potential of genomics to improve health and prevent ill-health.
The report presents evidence and discourse around:
- diagnosing rare diseases
- the use of genomics in personalised prevention
It highlights gaps in:
- public engagement
- organisation of research
- provision of services
It makes recommendations to address these gaps and widen access to genomic services.
Professor Dame Sally Davies’s report is independent of government. Her recommendations are aimed at:
- health system organisers
- research and medical training bodies
- healthcare professionals
Published: 4 July 2017
Updated: 20 July 2017
- Corrected version. Chapter 1: '3 to 4 billion letters' has been corrected to '3 to 4 million letters' in reference to the amount of each individual’s DNA that is different from that of other people.
- First published.
From: Department of Health