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

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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