The effort is one of five being undertaken by MDIC's Clinical Diagnostic Program designed to expedite the regulatory process for clinical diagnostics.
Originally published Oct. 3.
"We need to improve our understanding of the safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapy as it applies to individual patients and patient subsets," the agency states in a report released this week.
Leaders from the two government bodies will partner to help FDA bring its regulations up to speed with technological and scientific advancements.
FDA has included personalized medicine among several research areas to which it plans to apply "the bulk" of its $25 million FY 2011 budget increase designated for regulatory science initiatives.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.