Originally published on March 22. Updated March 23.

By Turna Ray

Personalized medicine became a part of the national healthcare agenda this week as US President Barack Obama signed the historic healthcare reform bill into law.

Over the weekend, the US House of Representatives passed HR 3590 by a 219-to-212 vote. The bill, which cleared the Senate in December, includes a section creating an independent Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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