California Paves the Way for State Efforts in Precision Medicine


It all started with a few lines in the California governor’s 2014 State of the State address: “Just as California has led the way with stem cell research, so too can we pioneer the new field of precision
medicine…,” Governor Jerry Brown said toward the end of his speech. He also put his money where his mouth was — or a bit of it, anyway, by including $3 million in funding to support precision
medicine in the fiscal year 2014-2015 state budget. And so, the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) was born.

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