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May 26, 2016

Mayo Clinic to be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank. The biobank will hold a research repository of biologic samples, known as biospecimens, for this longitudinal program that aims to enroll 1 million or […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, National Institutes of Health, NIH, PMI, Precision Medicine


September 18, 2015

New Series in Medical Daily on Precision Medicine

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

For Medical Daily health reporter Samantha Olson, the idea of doing an in-depth story on precision medicine was planted in May when she was one of 20 national health reporters invited to Rochester, Minn., to immerse themselves in precision medicine. The National Press Foundation hosted a four-day program at Mayo Clinic so the journalists could […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, individualized medicine, Medical Daily, National Press Foundation, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, predictive medicine, President Barack Obama, Samantha Olson


July 10, 2015

Precision Medicine Initiative: Planning Underway But No Funding

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Funding for biomedical research and precision medicine has been much on our minds in recent weeks. Last week, we posted a blog on Susan Jaffe’s excellent story in The Lancet about the attempts to fund the 21st Century Cures Act. This week we again turn to Ms. Jaffe, The Lancet’s Washington correspondent, for her story […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. Robert Diasio, individualized medicine, National Press Foundation, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, President Barack Obama


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