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Entries for November 2013

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Budget cuts continue to mean the NIH can't fund the majority of worthy research projects that could help advance science, and the sequester is only making things worse.  NIH grants have created opportunities to discover rare diseases and understand and advance diagnostics and human longevity.  "My greatest concern -- this is the thing that wakes me up at night -- is that a whole generati...

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Retta Beery posted on November 12, 2013
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Article in the Washington correspondent, MedPage Today,  by David Pittman Francis Collins, the director of the NIH, shares that whole genome sequencing will be the diagnostic tool to use in the near future, and we need to start preparing for that now.  We need to have a plan in place to handle the information and the NIH has been investing in The Genetic Testing Repository, a centr...

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Retta Beery posted on November 02, 2013