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Greg Simon - Biden Cancer Initiative

Standards for interoperability and better cooperation among stakeholders will help unleash the power of genomics in cancer care, says the head of the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to drastically slash NIH funding, but its new $37 billion budget is a historic high.

The Bidens have convened a diverse board and staff with the goal of continuing efforts to accelerate research and development begun under the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

Discover's D-brief blog ponders the future of the Cancer Moonshot initiative.

The law contains provisions that proponents say will advance precision medicine and speed new tests to market, but critics worry if this will come at a cost to public health.

Personalized medicine proponents are uncertain where funding, personnel, and priorities will land in a new administration and Congress.

NantHealth, CHOP, and their collaborators intend to release genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data from 1,600 patients in the next six months

The update includes several key initiatives such as a liquid biopsy database, a DoD-led longitudinal study, and NCI cloud collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft.

Joe Biden addresses attendees of the ASCO annual meeting

Among the Blue Ribbon Panel's recommendations, several involve using molecular information to investigate the development and progression of cancer.

NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.