Barack Obama says yes to personalized medicine


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Wednesday January 21, 2015

Barack Obama says yes to personalized medicine

In his January 20, 2015, State of the Union address, Barack Obama announced the launch of a new Precision Medicine Initiative based on the right treatment at the right time. It is a significant endorsement of the strategic importance of personalized medicine by the President of the United States, one of the world key economic leaders. An encouraging speech, that confirms Genome Canada and Génome Québec long-term vision and the relevance to continue to support the development of genomics in our country.

 



“21st century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development. I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine -- one that delivers the right treatment at the right time. In some patients with cystic fibrosis, this approach has reversed a disease once thought unstoppable. Tonight, I'm launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes -- and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.”

 

Photo attribution: "BarackObamaportrait" by United States Senate - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons



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