Obama To Unveil Biomedical Research Initiative
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $215 million for what is being called a "precision medicine initiative," including plans to collect genetic data, so that scientists can learn how to target treatments.
The New York Times:
Obama To Unveil Research Initiative Aiming To Develop Tailored Medical Treatments
President Obama on Friday will announce a major biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect genetic data on one million Americans so that scientists can develop drugs and treatments tailored to individual patients’ specific characteristics, administration officials said. (Pear, 1/30)
The Associated Press:
Obama Proposes 'Precision Medicine' To End One-Size-Fits-All
President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what he's calling a precision medicine initiative. The ambitious goal: Scientists will assemble databases of about a million volunteers to study their genetics — and other factors such as their environments and the microbes that live in their bodies — to learn how to individualize care. (Neergaard, 1/30)