Congress Poised to Pass Sweeping Biomedical Innovation Bill

December 2, 2016

(Science) – Congress is poised to approve a massive piece of legislation that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $4.8 billion over the next decade for a set of research initiatives, including brain and cancer research and efforts to develop so-called precision medicine treatments that are tailored to an individual’s genetic makeup. The bill, known as 21st Century Cures, also includes a number of other provisions that could shape how federally funded researchers do their work.