NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Department of Health and Human Services is developing an agenda that will put extra emphasis on the development of personalized medicine, and will institute initiatives to ensure that genetic tests are safe and accurate, HHS secretary Mike Leavitt said in a speech today.
 

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