Genomics England has chosen Congenica to provide clinical decision support services for the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, which is seeking to make genetic testing routing in healthcare. The contact will employ Congenica’s Sapientia genome interpretation software platform, used from the start of the 100,000 Genomes Project to provide high-quality variant interpretation of genome sequences to the NHS.

Sapientia was validated on around 10,000 genomes during the 100,000 Genomes Project, and was used by scientists to analyse patients’ genetic code and produce reports based on them.

The 100,000 Genomes Project has currently sequenced around 88,000 genomes, and is set to reach its goal before 2019.