The Genomics England Multimodal Programme
Over the past twenty years, reference datasets like TCGA have proven invaluable for advancing cancer research. But with WGS entering clinical care, and digital pathology and AI/ML offering new insights into cancer biology, what would a global reference and research platform for the decades ahead need to look like? Genomics England is offering a pathbreaking answer at unprecedented scale. Building a multimodal research platform with linked whole genome sequencing and real-world data cancer resource, digitizing hundreds of thousands of pathology and radiology images; providing AI/ML tools for users; and making all of the ~100PB of data queriable in a secure cloud environment.