Precision Medicine Initiative seeks 1M+ volunteers

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In a progress update for the Precision Medicine Initiative, the White House's push to advanced personalized medicine, organizers said they hope to have at least one million volunteers to be in the PMI cohort, and they expect to reach this number in three to four years.

The desired cohort would reflect the diversity of the U.S. population — though would not necessarily be statistically representative — and focus on underrepresented groups.

Volunteers can sign up in two ways, either on their own or through their healthcare provider organizations.

The fiscal year 2016 budget for PMI totals $215 million, with $200 million coming from the National Institutes of Health, $10 million coming from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and $5 million coming from the ONC.

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