Obama’s ‘precision medicine’ initiative could bring insight into disease

January 31, 2015 7:19 PM

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The White House on Friday unveiled a $215 million program to study genes of a million Americans in various stages of sickness and health, with the hope of gaining vast new insight into diseases and how to cure them.

The Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union speech, will bring new funding to federal health and science agencies to build data that flows between medical clinics to labs that sequence the human genome and gather other data. The goal is to find...

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