Genomics and Government | GenomeWeb

At the Personalized Medicine Coalition's The Age of Personalized Medicine blog, Sheila Walcoff, who once served as health and science policy counselor to former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, considers the impact that the dissolution of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society could have on the "promise of personalized medicine." Current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her constituents, Walcoff says, are "

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