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ISCB: the leading scientific society for computational biology and bioinformatics
ISCB: the leading scientific society for computational biology and bioinformatics

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NIH Precision Medicine Initiative

Far too many diseases do not have a proven means of prevention or effective treatments. We must gain better insights into the biology of these diseases to make a difference for the millions of Americans who suffer from them. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant advances in precision medicine have been made for select cancers, the practice is not currently in use for most diseases. Many efforts are underway to help make precision medicine the norm rather than the exception. To accelerate the pace, President Obama has now unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative — a bold new enterprise to revolutionize medicine and generate the scientific evidence needed to move the concept of precision medicine into every day clinical practice.

http://www.nih.gov/precisionmedicine/

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On February 11-12, 2015, NIH will host a workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges around building a large research cohort focused on precision medicine.

http://www.nih.gov/precisionmedicine/workshop.htm

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