UPDATE: Congress to vote on major healthcare bill on 11/30/16

UPDATE 11/30/16: The bill was passed by the House of Representatives and will move to a Senate vote.

UPDATE 12/6/2016: The bill was passed by the Senate and will now go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

Tomorrow, November 30th, 2016, the House of Representatives will vote on a massive bipartisan healthcare research bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, to grant the National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4.8 billion dollars. The legislation will fund research on the brain, cancer, and individualized medicine based off of a patient’s unique genetic makeup. Other stipulations of the bill include the creation of a Research Policy Board to provide recommendations to the government on how to effectively reduce regulatory burden on researchers.

More information on the bill can be found at ScienceInsider: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/congress-poised-pass-sweeping-biomedical-innovation-bill.


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