NIH director talks about Obama's 'precision medicine' program at Future of Genomic Medicine conference

March 7, 2015 1:14 PM

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In an interview at the Future of Genomic Medicine conference in La Jolla, California this week, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said that in President Barack Obama's $215 million 'precision medicine' program, one of the earliest tasks will be to find a way to assemble data from a mishmash of existing studies.

According to him, the program will gather loads of health information and genetic data on more than 1 million Americans in order to develop targeted medicines.

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