Scottish Genomes Partnership launched
"Through our investment in the Scottish Genomes Partnership and the collaboration with the Medical Research Council and Genomics England, NHS Scotland may be able to offer more rapid diagnosis to rare disease patients or a diagnosis where one hasn’t been possible before, improving the lives of patients with these conditions."
Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health
1st March 2016
The Scottish Genomes Partnership, led by Professors Tim Aitman (University of Edinburgh) and Andrew Biankin (University of Glasgow) was officially launched on 1st March at a reception hosted by Malcolm Chisholm MSP to mark Rare Disease Day 2016 at the Scottish Parliament.
Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health announced the £6m investment in the Scottish Genomes Partnership, after which Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, the NHS lead for the Scottish Genomes Partnership, spoke about the project and what it means for patients suffering from rare diseases.