A group of experts has been assembled to plan a course for President Obama’s recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative , according to a written statement issued by the National Institutes of Health.

The initiative, launched in late January, aims to build a study group of 1 million people who would share biologic, environmental, lifestyle, and behavioral information, as well as tissue samples, with participating scientists. The newly formed team of experts will define the study goals as well as what can be learned, what issues need to be addressed, and what future success would look like. The team also will gather public input on the project.

“Establishing a 1 million-person cohort is an audacious endeavor. But the results from studying such a large group of Americans will build the scientific evidence necessary for moving precision medicine from concept to reality,” Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the NIH, said in the statement.Find the full statement on the NIH website.


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