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In February, Obama in his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal asked Congress for $215 million in funding for a precision medicine initiative that centers on the creation of a massive database containing the genetic data of at least one million volunteer participants. A panel of experts in September endorsed the plan for creating the database (iHealthBeat, 9/18).
Details of the Privacy Principles
The privacy principles aim to protect the data of individuals participating in the precision medicine initiative.