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Precision Medicine Initiative

The bill would provide additional funding to each NIH institute and center, and would follow a 5.4 percent budget increase received in fiscal 2019.

The All of Us program aims to enroll 1 million Americans willing to donate biological samples and share a variety of genetic and health data.

Us Research Program to Test Options for Returning Results

The program's participant center at the Scripps Research Translational Institute is planning to test different modules for returning results.

The project has signed up about 170,000 participants so far, of whom 100,000 are fully enrolled, and plans to enhance recruitment through pop-up clinics.

The multi-disciplinary health initiative aims to sequence over 100,000 patients' genomes by 2023 as part of its Mosaic Project.  

For the two five year grants, the NIH will favor applicants with experience providing counseling throughout the US and to diverse and disadvantaged communities.  

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.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.