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GOSH Charity and Sparks award over £1 million for child health research at the ICH

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) and Sparks, the children’s medical research charity, have announced funding for five projects at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), as part of the UK’s largest funding scheme dedicated to child health research.

Unleashing the power of the genome to help children with rare diseases

With 80% of rare diseases having a genetic component, understanding a person’s genome – their unique sequence of DNA and complete genetic code  – has a huge part to play in both diagnosis and care for patients and their families. Dr Daniel Gale, Rare Disease Lead for the North Thames Genomics Laboratory Hub, which is led by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), provides an update on where genomics is now in relation to rare disease, and the exciting developments ahead in this field.