All of Us (initiative)

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All of Us (previously known as the Precision Medicine Initiative) is a research project created in 2015 during the tenure of Barack Obama with $215 million in funding that aimed to make advances in tailoring medical care to the individual.[1] The project aimed to collect genetic and health data from one million subjects.[2] The initiative was announced during the 2015 State of the Union Address,[3] was run by the National Institutes of Health and was advised by Verily Life Sciences.[4] Congress has authorized $1.45 billion for the project.[5] In October 2016, the project was renamed "All of Us".[6][7][8] By January 2018 an initial pilot project had enrolled about 10,000 people and 2022 was targeted for one million people.[9]

Professor Kenneth Weiss from Pennsylvania State University, in a skeptical review of this project in 2017, suggested that the funding could be better spent elsewhere.[10]

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  1. ^ "FACT SHEET: President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative". January 30, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Reardon, Sara (1 September 2015). "Giant study poses DNA data-sharing dilemma". Nature. 
  3. ^ Dvorsky, George (21 January 2015). "How Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Will Revolutionize Healthcare". io9. 
  4. ^ "NIH's 1-million-volunteer precision medicine study announces first pilot projects". 25 February 2016. 
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  6. ^ "All of Us (project web page)". U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - National Institutes of Health. 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  7. ^ Muoio, Dave (2017-11-07). "Fitbit wearables will help power NIH's All of Us Research Program". MobiHealthNews. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  8. ^ "NIH Partners With 14 Community Groups, Healthcare Associations on Outreach for All of Us Program". GenomeWeb. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  9. ^ Cunningham, Paige Winfield (2018-01-16). "The Health 202: NIH wants 1 million Americans to contribute to new pool of gene data". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  10. ^ Weiss, Kenneth M. (Fall 2017). "Is Precision Medicine Possible?". Issues in Science and Technology (Vol 34 No 1 ed.). Retrieved 2018-01-20. 

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