John’s Story

Greater Manchester NHS Genomic Medicine Centre

John was suffering from severe chest pain, which was diagnosed as an aortic dissection. Both John’s father and grandfather died as a result of  an aortic dissection and John is worried that his two sons may have inherited the condition. His motivation for joining the 100,000 Genomes Project is to identify the faulty gene within his own family and to help others who may be suffering from the same problem.


If diagnosis is possible then it would put my wife and and my mind at rest in that something could possibly be done