Animating genome sequencing

My Genome Sequence

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Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health have created an animation for young people coming to the hospital to have their genome sequenced.

GOSH is recruiting patients with rare diseases and their families as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. 

The aim of the project is to identify the underlying genetic cause for some rare diseases as well as create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS. 

The animation compares a genome sequence to a robot's computer code and shows how 'glitches' in the code can sometimes cause health problems.  

“We hope that the animation will make it easier for patients and families to understand this new technology and help them make decisions about whether to use it,” said Celine Lewis, Senior Research Social Scientist for GOSH and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

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