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FILM: Sarah Norcross and Professor Sir Mark Caulfield discuss whole genome sequencing and genomic medicine

5 July 2021
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 1102

This film documents a conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust, the charity that publishes BioNews) and Professor Sir Mark Caulfield (outgoing chief scientist at Genomics England) about the past, present and future of NHS genomics.

After stepping down from his role at Genomics England, Sir Mark is taking up the role of chief executive of Barts Life Sciences.

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)


The main themes of the conversation are as follows.
00:00 Background to the 100,000 Genomes Project
01:49 Lives transformed by the 100,000 Genomes Project
04:12 Returning additional findings to participants
06:43 Embedding genomics in the NHS
09:37 Why patients and participants must have a say
11:30 Achievements to date and tasks remaining
12:33 What if interventions could be made earlier?
14:56 What if whole genomes were sequenced at birth?
16:26 A new platform for therapeutic innovation
18:11 Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
19:54 Sir Mark's advice for his successor

During this conversation, Sarah Norcross and Professor Sir Mark Caulfield refer to projects and resources including:

SOURCES & REFERENCES
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield departs Genomics England
Genomics England |  1 July 2021
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