06 Jun Joe Biden unveils precision medicine database at University of Chicago
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.
Genomic Data Commons contains over two petabytes of data and some of the most comprehensive cancer genomics datasets in the world, Biden told the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, after the platform was unveiled.
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