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What will the future look like?

Watch this video of experts considering how things might look in the future because of whole genome sequencing.

In this video our experts consider how things might look in the future – and you can read more about future possibilities at the links at the bottom of this page.

  • Professor Sue Hill explains that whole genome sequencing is exciting as it brings an opportunity to diagnose genetic causes of diseases that we haven’t had before.

  • Dr Richard Scott highlights that the uses for whole genome sequencing are set to expand as we learn more and the cost reduces.

  • Dr Josh Quick and Dr Matthew Diggle talk about the prospect of learning more through research and developing point of care, bedside tests which could reduce the time to diagnosis and correct treatment.

  • Dr Richard Turner envisages routine whole genome sequencing, the data from which will be used in prescribing throughout a patient’s lifetime. He also talks about learning more about rare variation in order to develop new tests and new drugs.

  • Dr Helen Parkinson highlights the challenge posed by whole genome sequencing data and the need to develop education to inform the healthcare workforce and ensure everyone dealing with genomic data is confident and capable.

  • Professor Sue Hill concludes by saying that genomics is ‘everybody’s business’ and an exciting development in a move towards prediction and prevention as well as targeted treatments.

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