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Precision Medicine Initiative

The NIH found widespread support for the program, as well as willingness to participate, that was consistent across demographic groups.

The NIH is seeking new regional medical centers to help enroll and manage a portion of the up to 1 million volunteers expected to participate in the 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.

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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.