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The Biobank team at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences have taken part in a series of short educational films about sample processing for whole genome sequencing for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

100,000 Genomes ProjectGenomics England and the NHS England Genomic Medicine Centres will, through the 100,000 Genomes Project, analyse whole genome sequences from tens of thousands of patients and their relatives. This will be the first time whole genome sequencing has been utilised at scale in the NHS.

The project requires standardisation of lab processes and adherence to a set of new protocols for both the handling and processing of blood and tumour samples – in order to ensure successful whole genome sequencing. The films demonstrate the correct procedures as set out by Genomics England.

Primarily targeted at those working in molecular genetics and histopathology laboratories, these films will equip all staff involved with sample preparation and DNA extraction with the relevant knowledge and skills to be able to prepare the high quality samples which are integral to the outcomes of this project.

The Oxford Radcliffe Biobank, the Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre and the Regional Genetics Laboratories were also involved in the filming.

View the films on the Genomics England website.

Read more about the 100,000 Genomes Project.