Opportunity to comment on the one million+ cohort for the NIH “Precision Medicine Initiative”

As part of President Obama’s proposed Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will need to assemble a study cohort of over one million Americans. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. The RFI states, “In order for the benefits of precision medicine and the PMI to be available to all people, including those who are medically underserved and/or historically underrepresented in biomedical research, or who, for reasons of systematic social disadvantage experience disparities in health, the NIH aims to assemble a cohort reflective of the rich diversity of the U.S. population.”

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