A National Agenda On Personalized Medicine

Last week’s State of the Union address included an important announcement: the Obama administration intends to re-focus its efforts to accelerate innovation in “precision” or personalized medicine. Last week, the White House gave more detail about what that focus would look like – the official press release includes information on a $215 billion investment that includes: $130 million to NIH for development of a voluntary national research cohort of a million or more volunteers to propel our understanding of health and disease and set the foundation for a new way of doing research through engaged participants and open, responsible...