US Senator Proposes to Build New PGx Agency as Part of New Legislation
A US Senator last week introduced the first significant piece of legislation addressing pharmacogenomics that if approved into law could have broad implications for the development of molecular diagnostics and targeted therapeutics.
Introduced by Illinois Senator Barack Obama last Thursday, the bill, entitled the “Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006,” would create a new federal agency to oversee personalized medicine.

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