Have you been asked to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project?

14th June 2016

Researchers at Oxford University and looking for more people taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project to help them with a study.

The genomes project, launched by the government in 2012 and funded by the Department of Health, is mapping all the genes of thousands of people with genetic diseases, such as cardiomyopathy, and their families, and those with cancer.  It is hoped the project, being run by Genomics England, will find out much more about these diseases and help improve treatments.

The Oxford researchers are looking for anyone who has been invited to take part in the genomes project (including those who have declined to get involved) to ask them about their experiences, feelings and thoughts about genomic research.

Then, with participants’ permission, researchers plan to put extracts from some of the interviews on the website healthtalk.org. 

If you have been asked to take part in the genomes project and would like further information about the Oxford study, see the flyer or contact research lead Sara Ryan