Genomics is the study of a person’s genome or our ‘DNA’ which can be used to diagnose, predict, or even prevent disease. 

The application of genomics within healthcare is making a significant impact in the fields of rare and infectious diseases, cancer, and pharmacology, helping more people obtain answers about their health.

It is our aim is to embed genomics into routine healthcare by supporting the application and delivery of genomic medicine across the North West, focused on improving health not simply treating illness, by providing a better understanding of the cause of specific diseases or conditions, and supporting personalised treatment.


Useful links

Whole genome sequencing patient information leaflets - NHS England

What is genomics? - Genomics Education Programme