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Announced this month, the project brings together CPTAC, the VA, and DoD, and has as its initial goal the proteogenomic analysis of 8,000 lung cancer patients.

NIH Director Francis Collins; FDA Commissioner Robert Califf

With NIH funds, organizations will build the 1 million volunteer cohort, while FDA's draft guidances will inform regulation of genetic tests critical for precision medicine.

The deal, which will help develop personalized cancer treatments for veterans, marks the latest in a series of personalized medicine alliances for IBM.

The work will support the Million Veteran Program, which aims to study the link between genes and disease using a research cohort veterans and active military.

Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.

If the regional precision medicine program is successful, the VA might expand it for veterans around the country.

Personal Genome Diagnostics will supply its CancerSelect targeted gene panel to test veterans with newly diagnosed lung cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Bina Technologies a $1 million contract to conduct genomic analyses as part of the VA's Million Veteran Program, Bina said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Assurex Health today said that the US Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the firm's GeneSight Psychotropic test for use in VA facilities nationwide.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Akesogen today announced the US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the company a five-year, $7.5 million contract to genotype samples from US military veterans as part of the Million Veteran Program.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.