NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - In a report released yesterday that broadly sketches personalized medicine as an essential component of the future of medicine, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt stressed the need for continued research in genomics and bioinformatics, enhanced collaboration and information sharing, and the value of patients’ rights in individualized medicine as necessary foundations for any advances to come.
 

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