Launch of 100,000 Genomes Project in Wales

The Wales Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) is delighted to announce that on 14th February 2018 the 100,000 Genomes Project was launched officially in Wales by Vaughn Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care. The aim of this ambitious project is to integrate genomic testing into the NHS. By participating in this project, eligible Welsh patients with undiagnosed rare genetic diseases will have the opportunity to access Whole Genome Sequencing for the first time in Wales. This will be done through the All Wales Medical Genetics Service.

The project was launched officially on 14th February 2018 at the annual Rare Disease Day Reception at the Senedd in Cardiff and the announcement from Welsh Government can be read here.