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This story in MIT's Technology Review profiles work underway at the University of Virginia to build a computer model that can accurately predict, based on gene expression analysis, which cancer drugs will be most effective for a particular patient. "The researchers are integrating the model into clinical trials to test whether it can be used to select the patients most likely to respond to a particular drug.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

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The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

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