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News NIH Takes Next Steps in Obama’s Precision Medicine Plan September 17, 2015 | ReutersThe NIH has approved a blueprint for President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and named a NIH insider as interim director of the project.  The large scale study, which will gather genetic and health data on a wide range of people so as to better understand disease risks, aims to enroll 1 million volunteers in the next few years. Read about new technologies to better create genetic models of disease at Neuronline.org. Boehner Said to Propose Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown September 24, 2015 | Bloomberg NewsIn order to avoid a U.S. government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a budget plan to rebellious Republicans while separately sending legislation defunding Planned Parenthood to the President’s…


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