NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has announced the first set of funding opportunities under the recently unveiled Precision Medicine Initiative, committing up to $72 million in fiscal 2016 for projects that will create the framework for the program's planned broad-scale national research cohort.

The NIH separately said that it has earmarked $15.8 million in fiscal 2016 for programs advancing tools and technologies in support of the agency's ongoing BRAIN Initiative.

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