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Yale’s Lifton to co-chair President’s Precision Medicine Initiative working group

March 30, 2015
by Bill Hathaway

Yale’s Richard Lifton, chair of the Department of Genetics, will co-chair the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative working group, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced March 30.

The group will include experts in precision medicine and clinical research studies and is charged with soliciting opinions and developing a vision for the initiative, announced by President Obama on Jan. 30.

Formed as a Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, the team of experts will deliver a preliminary report in September 2015 that will inform efforts to accelerate the understanding of individual differences that play a role in health, with the goal of informing better prevention and treatment strategies tailored for each person, the announcement stated.

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Submitted by YSM Web Group on March 30, 2015