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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. [Associated Press]

Obama seeks studies on 'precision medicine' based on individuals' genetics (w/ video)

WASHINGTON — Saying that "the possibilities are boundless," President Barack Obama on Friday announced a major biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect genetic data on 1 million Americans so that scientists could develop drugs and treatments tailored to the characteristics of individual patients.  …


  1. Crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him


    LOS ANGELES — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.

  2. Most Americans support action on climate, poll finds


    WASHINGTON — An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by the New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future.

  3. Harry Reid is marshaling his troops from the Ritz


    WASHINGTON — Some of the biggest decisions in Washington these days are being made not at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, but in a well-appointed one-bedroom condominium at the Ritz-Carlton on M Street.

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sits at his home office in Washington on Thursday. Reid has been conducting foreign and domestic policy from his Washington condominium.
  4. Doctors reap huge payments from controversial techniques to relieve blockages


    At a time of increasing scrutiny of procedures to open blocked heart arteries, cardiologists are turning to — and reaping huge payments from — controversial techniques that relieve blockages in the arms and legs.

  5. 'Discovery' on big bang doesn't hold up


    Scientists will have to wait awhile longer to find out what kicked off the big bang.