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Precision Medicine Initiative

The agency is asking for input on conducting baseline physical evaluations of program volunteers and for obtaining biospecimens from these individuals.

The agency also said it will commit up to $15.8 million in fiscal 2016 for programs advancing tools and technologies in support of its ongoing BRAIN Initiative.


Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.

NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.

Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.