Panel Endorses NIH Plan To Create Genomic Database
NIH is moving forward with a plan to create a genomic research database for President Obama's precision medicine initiative. The decision comes after a panel of experts endorsed the plan on Thursday. In February, Obama in his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal asked Congress for $215 million in funding for a precision medicine initiative that centers on the creation of a massive database containing the genetic data of at least one million volunteer participants. Of the funding, $131 million would go toward NIH to recruit at least one million volunteers and analyze their full genetic makeups.
- "NIH Moves Forward on Genetic Database While Hoping for Funding" (Burton, Wall Street Journal, 9/17).