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Precision Medicine Initiative

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's ability to test new standards and policies is hindered without $5 million Obama requested for FY2016.

Seeking a Cohort

Researchers in the US begin to seek participants for the 1 million-person precision medicine cohort, the New York Times reports.

Down the Road a Ways

Precision medicine is still years away, if it's achievable at all, according to Technology Review.

The company is targeting the new product at researchers who need a comprehensive, pan-ethnic, and affordable solution to genotype many samples.

'Customized Care'

In an op-ed, President Barack Obama says the US is investing in precision medicine.

NIH Director Francis Collins; FDA Commissioner Robert Califf

With NIH funds, organizations will build the 1 million volunteer cohort, while FDA's draft guidances will inform regulation of genetic tests critical for precision medicine.

Drug developers and genetic testing firms are contemplating how best to share variant classification data while protecting their commercial interests.

The proposed bill would provide the agency with a $2 billion budget increase for the second year in a row after more than a decade of stagnant funding.

Within the consortium community healthcare systems can contribute and access each other's data on cancer patients' molecular profiles and treatment outcomes.

The agency said it would disperse the funds to the clinic over the course of five years to collect, store, and distribute biospecimens for precision medicine research.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.