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The UK: your partner for genomics and personalised medicine

This prospectus describes genomics and personalised medicine, why the UK is a leading player and how overseas partners can work with the UK.



The 100,000 Genomes Project, led by Genomics England, is sequencing the genomes of 100,000 NHS patients and combining this with NHS data.

This ground breaking work highlights the world-leading position the UK holds in genomics. We are already at an advanced stage of a systematic long-term plan for integrating genomic and personalised medicine into the day-to-day delivery of healthcare.

The NHS will be the world’s first healthcare system to launch a genomics medicine service.

International interest in the UK’s approach to genomics and personalised medicine is growing. There is huge potential for this expertise to be shared with governments, healthcare providers and commercial companies.

This prospectus explains what genomics and personalised medicine are, how they can be applied, and why the UK is at the forefront of this field.

The UK is investing heavily to set up the necessary infrastructure and levels of service integration to deliver population wide benefits from genomics.

We are in the process of creating an unparalleled end-to-end service, integrating every step of the genomic pathway to maximise patient benefit.

You can draw on this knowledge and experience to invest in the facilities and services needed to optimise these benefits.

Genomics is complex field, but finding suitable commercial partners in the UK need not be. The simplest way to access this expertise is through Healthcare UK, UK government’s specialists in international healthcare partnership working.

This was published originally by UK Trade and Investment which has since moved to the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Published 9 March 2016