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For participants

A huge thankyou to all our local participants.

NHS England, Genomics England, and Oxford NHS GMC thank all participants of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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Their generous gift of samples and genetic information has built sample handling and processing pathways, contributed to new diagnoses for patients, generated valuable data to help understand genetic disease and develop new treatments, and laid the foundations for a new genomic medicine service for all NHS patients.

Results from the 100,000 Genomes Project

Genomics England knows how important results are to people taking part in the project.

Never before has genomic sequencing been attempted in a health service on this scale, and returning results is taking longer than was first envisaged. It has been more difficult than expected to collect and analyse so much data.

Results are now beginning to be returned to people who have taken part in the project; but for some, it will still be a year or more before results are returned.

If you are a current participant, and want to know where your samples are in the analysis pathway, you can enter your details at the website below to request an update:

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You may prefer to talk to someone about this. If so, please contact us at the email address or telephone number below and we can arrange the help you need.

How are results generated?

Sequencing an entire human genome can take as little as 24 hours, but this is only the beginning.

This animation explains how genomic and health data are analysed in the 100,000 Genomes Project to find results for rare disease participants.

You can read more about how results are generated here:

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What now for 100,000 Genomes Project participants?

In this short interview between Sir Mark Caulfield, Genomics England's chief scientist, and Jillian Hastings Ward, participant panel chair, Professor Caulfield explains his priorities for the participants and how their data will continue to be analysed.