Precision Medicine Initiative

The centers will generate genomic data from biosamples contributed by participants in the program and analyze data that will be returned to them.

Eric Green, NHGRI director

Fifteen years after the Human Genome Project was declared completed, genomic medicine is beginning to be implemented, sooner than Green and others had expected.

During a webcast to discuss the recent funding announcement for genome centers, project organizers offered details on data generation and return of results.

The All of Us Participant Technology Systems Center offers web and mobile apps to aggregate data and engage patients who join the All of Us cohort program.

Although people have greater access to personalized drugs and tests than ever before, a survey by GenomeWeb and the PMC shows public awareness isn't improving.  

Ahead of the national launch, 44,000 early participants signed up for the program during a beta phase, and 26,000 people have completed the enrollment process.

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

Applicants will be expected to develop the capacity to conduct up to 200,000 genome-wide assays per year and generate high-quality genotyping and genome sequence data.

Following several Sync for Genes pilots, FHIR Genomics advocates are pushing for adoption of their standard to make omics data compatible with EHRs.

The Chinese government has implemented clearer regulatory guidance for genomic tests and invested in both clinical testing and research, spurring growth.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.