Data Sharing Needs to Happen

President Barack Obama used some of his State of the Union oratory to lay out a grand vision for “precision medicine” and announce an initiative to realize it. 

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.

This initiative is aiming to provide US citizens with access to the personalized information to direct treatments and healthcare, including genomic medicine. 

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The announcement brought up lots of discussions among professionals interested in the topic.

Colin Hill, co-founder and CEO of GNS Healthcare, a company specializing in precision analytics commented:


It’s “about time” for the government to push precision medicine. But there is a risk. Money does a lot of things in spurring research and development. But genomics data needs to be married to real-world impact data. There’s more data sharing that needs to happen!

You can take a closer look at the press release article here.

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