A Closer Look at the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative

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On January 20, 2015, President Obama announced the upcoming launch of the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The Initiative seeks to allocate $215 million in 2016 toward a series of efforts aimed at collecting and using genomic, lifestyle and other clinical data in furtherance of precision medicine research. Viewed alongside other noteworthy developments from the past six months, the Initiative exemplifies current trends and challenges related to health technologies, data privacy and security, and biomedical research, and provides insight into the future of data-driven medicine.

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