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Joe Biden unveils precision medicine database at University of Chicago

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Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the precision medicine database on Monday, speaking at its operations center at the University of Chicago.

The project, named Genomic Data Commons, is a National Cancer Institute initiative and is central to the National Cancer Moonshot and Precision Medicine Initiative. Funding of $70 million will be allocated from NCI for cancer genomics projects under PMI.

The platform creates a centralized database, which pulls information from large-scale NCI programs such as The Cancer Genome Atlas and the Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments, or TARGET, a pediatric cancer database.

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