NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – President Obama today announced plans to launch a $215 million precision medicine initiative to leverage advances in genomics, informatics, and health information technology to accelerate biomedical discoveries in the hopes of yielding more personalized medical treatments for patients in the US.

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