Pre-Med News Roundup February 6, 2015

What is President Obama’s ‘precision medicine’ plan, and how might it help you?  The Washington Post answers some basic questions about President Obama's "Precision Medicine Initiative", which he referred  to in his most recent State of the Union speech.

Institute of Medicine Urges Broader Sharing of Clinical Trial Data  If you are interested in the world of research, we think you  will enjoy this article on proposals to share clinical trial data.  The Institute of Medicine has recommended that government agencies and private companies share their data.

Doctor, Have You Had Your DNA Tested?  As genetic testing gets cheaper and cheaper, more patients are asking doctors whether they should have their DNA sequenced for medical reasons.  This article cautions patients about the limits of this testing.