Testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee on Feb. 26, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell advocated for President Obama’s new Precision Medicine Initiative and a big funding boost for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Burwell appeared before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in a hearing on the fiscal year 2016 HHS budget proposal. It includes $215 million for Precision Medicine, a cross-agency effort “to focus on developing treatments, diagnostics, and prevention strategies tailored to individual genetic characteristics,” Burwell testified.

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