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2007 - 2013: THE POST-GENOMIC ERA

2002 - 2007: BUILDING NETWORKS

1997 - 2002: PIONEERING PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS

  • UK Government announces £30m investment in genetics

    Moratorium on use of genetic test results in insurance

    PHGU funded to establish Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP)

  • 1st draft of the human genome

    Human Genetics Commission established

    PHGU invited to brief NHS Executive Board, DH and Secretary of State for Health

  • Debate about predictive genetic testing gathers momentum

    PHGU/Nuffield Trust Genetics Scenario Project

    PHGU runs first Genetics and Health Policy course

  • PCR enables quicker testing for Down's

    Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet) established in US

    PHGU starts to build community of interest in public health genomics in the UK

    Developing international links with CDC OPHG and other centres in North America and Europe

  • Human Genome Project 7 years old

    Research seeks links between genes and diseases (e.g. BRCA1/2)

    In US CDC establishes Office for Public Health Genetics

    Public Health Genetics Unit (PHGU) established in Cambridge UK