NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Now that the US presidential election has drawn to a close, the scientific community is likely wondering how Barack Obama’s administration will tackle the myriad issues facing the genomics and personalized medicine fields, and what his election will mean for life sciences funding.  

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