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FILM: What Next for Genomics?

31 July 2017

By BioNews

Appeared in BioNews 911

This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'What Next for Genomics? Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS', which launched the Chief Medical Officer's report Generation Genome. (If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

A follow-up-event, 'What Does Consent Mean for Generation Genome?', is taking place in Manchester on the evening of 11 September 2017. Attendance is free, and the event is open to all. Further details, including how to book, can be found here.

0:00:00 Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust
0:03:01 Mark Henderson
Director of Communications, Wellcome Trust

0:05:11 Professor Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer

0:25:56 Professor Sue Hill
Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England
0:31:47 Michael Parker
Director, Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics, Innovation, Globalisation and Medicine
0:37:10 Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly
Head of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

Audience contributions
0:54:46 Dr Sabrina Talukdar
Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research
0:55:57 Professor Sir John Savill
Chief Executive, Medical Research Council
0:56:35 Dr Jayne Spink
Chief Executive, Genetic Alliance UK
1:05:21 Dr Ron Zimmern
Founder and Chair, PHG Foundation
1:07:46 Arti Patel
Information Officer, Unique
1:08:23 Charlotte Tomlinson
Genetic Counsellor, Guy's Hospital
1:09:13 Dr Anna Middleton
Head of Society and Ethics Research, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

1:19:45 Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust

This film was made by the education charity WORLDwrite.



17 July 2017 - by Professor Sue Hill 
The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report Generation Genome provides a comprehensive and considered focus on the potential of genomic technologies – coupled with clinical and phenotypic data – to transform the lives of patients...
10 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows 
The Chief Medical Officer of England's annual report has recommended that personalised medicine approaches be adopted widely within the NHS.
10 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown 
A packed public event, produced by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with Genomics England, saw the Chief Medical Officer for England launch her report 'Generation Genome'...
07 March 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza 
Genome sequencing in Scotland has received a major cash boost, following a £6 million investment into the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), which will begin working with Genomics England on the 100,000 Genomes Project...
18 January 2016 - by Dr Molly Godfrey 
Two girls have become the first children to be diagnosed with rare genetic conditions through the 100,000 Genomes Project – the NHS DNA-sequencing initiative...

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