Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Genomics England Establishes Partnership to Interpret Data from 100K Genomes Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomics England today announced the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) comprising about 2,000 researchers in 30 research topics connected to the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The researchers from academia and the UK National Health Service, as well as international collaborators, will conduct research in topics that mostly cover a single disease or group of diseases including cardiovascular disease, several cancers, health economics, population genomics, and translational research. 

Genomics England said that the work is anticipated to result in improved interpretation of genomic data, leading to better clinical insights and patient care. In a statement, Genomics England Chief Scientist Mark Caulfield said that the goal of GeCIP is to create a "powerful research and training program alongside the 100,000 Genomes Project … to ensure research findings go straight back to clinicians and patients so they can benefit."

Bill Newman, a professor at the University of Manchester and head of the validation and feedback group, added that the project "is very likely to identify changes in the genome that can cause disease, and these changes won't have been seen before."

The Scan

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.

Clinical Trial Participants, Investigators Point to Importance of Clinical Trial Results Reporting in Canadian Study

Public reporting on clinical trial results is crucial, according to qualitative interviews with clinical trial participants, investigators, and organizers from three provinces appearing in BMJ Open.

Old Order Amish Analysis Highlights Autozygosity, Potential Ties to Blood Measures

Researchers in BMC Genomics see larger and more frequent runs-of-homozygosity in Old Order Amish participants, though only regional autozygosity coincided with two blood-based measures.

Suicidal Ideation-Linked Loci Identified Using Million Veteran Program Data

Researchers in PLOS Genetics identify risk variants within and across ancestry groups with a genome-wide association study involving veterans with or without a history of suicidal ideation.