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Breaking News: Speaker John Boehner retiring from Congress at the end of October (Politico)
U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, held a press conference with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins to remind Congress that a government shutdown would have a very negative impact on research projects and cause patients treated there to be turned away.
Van Hollen on government shutdown: Patients will be turned away from NIH (Washington Post)
Van Hollen, NIH chief implore Congress to stop shutdown (Federal Times)
REP. VAN HOLLEN WARNS SHUTDOWN WOULD DISRUPT NIH (Capitol News Service)
Government shutdown fears: NIH would have to turn away critically ill patients (Fierce Healthcare)
Advisory committee to NIH director Francis Collins revealed their plan to execute the Precision Medicine Initiative this week.
Blueprint in hand, NIH embarks on study of a million people (Science Insider)
Precision Medicine Initiative Moves Forward (Healthcare Informatics)
How to Study 1 Million Patients’ Medical Charts (Scientific American)
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R- Miss., introduced a bill to reward advancements in Alzheimer’s research through XPRIZE.
Understanding challenges to diversity in science
End in sight for revision of US medical research rules (The Lancet) Rules which govern the use of human participation in research are targeted for finalization near the end of 2016.