It's personalized medicine's time in the spotlight as it has garnered support both from the State of California and the White House, writes the San Diego Union-Tribune. While it notes that this support hasn't come with large amounts of funding, it has given the field "a stamp of approval, indicating that this was the direction healthcare would take."

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