Our history

2021


Next steps in the sequence: implementing Genome UK - PHG supports rollout of the National Genomics Healthcare Plan


2019


PHG appoints Senior Fellows

From hype to healthcare – PHG policy conference


2018


PHG becomes a linked exempt charity of the University of Cambridge


2017


Dr Mark Kroese appointed Director

Healthy futures: genomics and beyond – PHG policy conference 


2016


Personalised healthcare: bringing the future into focus  –  PHG hosts international workshop

PHGU drafts and helps secure amendments to the EU General Data Protection Regulation


2015


Pathogen genomics into practice - PHG Foundation publishes landmark report on the genomics of infectious disease


2012


PHG celebrates fifteen years of making science work for health


2011


Next steps in the sequence – PHG releases world’s first report on the implications of using next-generation sequencing in clinical practice


2010


Genomic medicine – PHG leads independent response to House of Lords report


2009


PHG publishes groundbreaking report on the policy issues posed by non-invasive prenatal testing


2007


PHG Foundation established as an independent charity to succeed the PHGU

Genetics, healthcare and public policy – PHGU textbook published by Cambridge University Press


2005


Genome-based research and population health – PHGU hosts international workshop in Bellagio, Italy


2004


PHGU contributes to national and international developments in the evaluation of genetic tests


2003


Addressing genetics, delivering health – PHGU report for Department of Health and the Wellcome Trust 

PHGU drafts and helps secure amendments to the Human Tissue Bill


2001


PHGU funded to establish the Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP)


2000


PHGU briefs the NHS Executive Board, Secretary of State for Health and Department of Health on genetics and health


1999


First Genetics and health policy course for NHS professionals run by PHGU

Genetics and health – Nuffield Trust Genetics Scenario Project in partnership with PHGU


1997



Public Health Genetics Unit (PHGU) established in Cambridge UK with founder and  Director Dr Ron Zimmern

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