The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute responds to the Chief Medical Officer's annual report 2016: Generation Genome
Professor Dame Sally Davies's eighth independent report to government as CMO - Generation Genome - looks at how genomics can improve health and prevent ill-health.
Below Dr Julia Wilson gives the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's response, and in a related post on our blog site Professor Sharon Peacock outlines how using genomics is changing the way infectious disease outbreaks are identified, treated and controlled.
“The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes the Chief Medical Officer’s report that acknowledges the central role of genomics in improving future healthcare. From the beginning, the Sanger Institute has been instrumental in powering the genomic revolution. Medical treatments and diagnoses have been transformed by genomics and genetic research in conditions as diverse as inherited diseases, infections and cancer. This will continue as we reveal further the secrets of genomes which will drive the development of personalised medicine in the UK.”
Dr Julia Wilson, associate director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
How genomics is transforming infectious disease
The UK Chief Medical Officer's annual report 2016: Generation Genome has highlighted the vital role genetics and genomics will play in UK NHS healthcare and medicine. Professor Sharon Peacock helped write the report's chapter on Infectious disease and has written a blog outlining how genomics is set to transform how doctors diagnose and treat outbreaks.