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Genomics

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are world leading in genomics and should celebrate that. A recent trial at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge provided whole genome sequencing, identifying underlying genetic conditions for babies and children in intensive care. As a result, three quarters of those young patients received changes to their care. The NHS genomic service is working to embed genomics in routine healthcare. Later this year, the national genomic healthcare strategy will set out the ambitious programme for the next 10 years.