100,000 Genomes Project
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The 100,000 Genomes Project is a now-completed UK Government project managed by Genomics England that is sequencing whole genomes from National health Service patients. The project is focusing on rare diseases, some common types of cancer, and infectious diseases. Participants give consent for their genome data to be linked to information about their medical condition and health records. The medical and genomic data is shared with researchers, to improve knowledge of the causes, treatment and care of diseases.