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Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health

August 23 2017 @ 9:30 AM - September 10 2017 @ 5:00 PM

The Genomics Education Programme’s online course explores the ins and outs of whole genome sequencing and features interviews with leading scientists and medics working at the forefront of this new technology.

Participants in the course will learn more about the processes of sequencing the genome and interpreting results for patients through real life case studies in cancer, rare disease and infectious disease – including stories of participants taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The course runs across three weeks and is broadly separated into:

  • The Fundamentals of Genomics
  • Sequencing the Genome
  • Application in Healthcare.

Enrolment is free and the course is open to anyone with an interest in genomic medicine who would like to learn more about how the technology works and its potential to benefit patients.

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August 23 2017 @ 9:30 AM
September 10 2017 @ 5:00 PM
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With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.