Friday, July 3, 2015

The 100,000 Genomes Project by UK

The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.
The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.
The project will also enable new medical research. Combining genomic sequence data with medical records is a ground-breaking resource. Researchers will study how best to use genomics in healthcare and how best to interpret the data to help patients. The causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease will also be investigated. We also aim to kick-start a UK genomics industry. This is currently the largest national sequencing project of its kind in the world.

What is the US plan for next 5 years in Plant Genomics ?


Major objectives:

Objective 1: Develop a new generation of databases and tools to enable every step in the innovation chain from basic discovery to translation into practical application and widespread use.

Objective 2: Create a network of plant germplasm resources to meet the Nation’s research and breeding needs for the 21st century

Objective 3: Build tools to advance our understanding of plant biology and translate this knowledge into precision plant breeding for the development of sustainable systems for food, bioenergy, and industrial feedstock production

Objective 4: Empower the workforce to use a new generation of tools and resources

Objective 5: Build public-private partnerships to advance the translation of basic discoveries into practical application and support innovation in the practice of agriculture

Objective 6: Strengthen international partnerships to bring the benefits of new discoveries to all

Read the complete document for deatls