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Op-Ed: Obama’s ‘Precision Medicine Initiative’ is a Moon Worth Shooting For

Mary Beckerle, Ph.D., CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute makes the case for Obama’s precision medicine initiative in an op-ed pubished in the Salt Lake Tribune.

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” — President John F. Kennedy

Critics have questioned the wisdom of spending $215 million on President Barack Obama’s “moonshot” precision medicine initiative, arguing it’s bound to fall short of expectations. Human genetics and the underlying biology of stubborn diseases like cancer, they say, are too complex to solve with money and political will.


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