Which LHON Patients eligible for UK 100000 Genome Project

A clarification from the 100,000 Genome Project


I’ ve had an update from the UK 100,000 Genome Project team on who is eleigible to take part.

If you have already had genetic testing and a confirmed LHON mutation, you are not eligible to take part in the 100,000 Genome Project.

If you have a diagnosis of LHON but you do not have one of the known LHON causing mutations, then you are eligible to take part in the UK 100,000 Genome Project.

At the moment only patients in England are eligible to take part, although the website and videos does say that they hope to expand the prject to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.