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Precision Medicine Initiative

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.

The health system has changed the way it offers patients pharmacogenomics and has mandated a new assessment in annual visits intended to identify patients eligible for other genetic tests.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine will support community engagement efforts by public libraries across the US and help improve participant access.

The groups will receive a combined $1 million to spend on educating their communities about precision medicine and the benefits of participating in All of Us.

Geisinger is hoping to help others around the country implement precision medicine, which requires significant investment in genomics expertise, as well as infrastructural and operational changes.

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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.