Research into DNA hopes to provide valuable diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases
Established by the Department of Health, The 100,000 Genomes Project was commissioned to discover how genomics can be used to benefit NHS patients.
Genomics is the study of human genes and chromosomes and through studying DNA, rare diseases and family genetics, it is hoped that the research will assist in providing effective diagnosis and treatments.
The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.
Capita’s Solid State Solutions (S3) has been selected by Genomics England to provide ‘scale-out’ storage for the project. The initial volume of storage requested is for seven petabytes, large enough to allow multiple users to access the data at one time improving the ability to analyse genomes. The storage platforms functionality and features have made it easy to use and has all the functionality, features and benefits of IT while minimising the cost.