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Precision Medicine Initiative

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.

Early users' experience engaging with the study protocol via the newly launched JoinAllofUs.org reveals areas that need refinement ahead of a full launch next year.

Spun out of Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen and the Total Cancer Care protocols promise rapid advancements in precision medicine, starting with oncology.

The HPOs will receive $13.8 million to enroll people interested in the All of Us program, gather participant health information, and help retain participants.

The partners will join the initiative's All of Us research program, which is gathering genetic, health, lifestyle, and environmental information from volunteers.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT sees long-term potential in APIs for secure transfer of clinical and genomic data, but it's not quite there yet on the genomic side.

Josus Denny

The head of the data center for the Precision Medicine Initiative's All of Us program discusses plans to manage records on 1 million people from dozens of sites.

The Precision Medicine Initiative said the participants would be testing the initial versions of its research protocol and technology systems.

Ravi Parikh

Brigham & Women's Ravi Parikh coauthored a recent NEJM commentary calling for a Precision Delivery Initiative to supplement the Precision Medicine Initiative.

 

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