By Turna Ray

This article was posted May 28.

A personalized medicine bill ─ originally introduced three years ago by then Illinois Senator Barack Obama ─ was revived in the US House of Representatives this week by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) with several changes to address the three oft-cited barriers to the rapidly evolving field: regulation, reimbursement, and translational research.

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