TSRI Awarded $20M for First Year of US Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

TSRI Awarded $20M for First Year of US Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

TSRI Awarded $20M for First Year of US Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

As part of the most ambitious medical research program in the history of American medicine, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received an initial award of $20 million for its role in a national precision medicine initiative, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help lead this far-reaching, transformative program of one million or more U.S. participants with long-term follow up,” said the new grant’s principal investigator Eric Topol, who is director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), professor of genomics at TSRI and chief academic officer at Scripps Health. “Our focus at STSI for the decade of its existence has been to advance individualized medicine. Using genomics, mobile apps and biosensors and providing data back to each participant, this study will set the foundation for new medical knowledge and ways of engaging people in research as citizen-scientists.”

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