Director’s Blog It’s difficult to overstate the impact that genomic medicine is having on biomedical research and practice. For cancer diagnostics, rare disease therapeutics, and fields like microbiomics and infectious diseases, the advent of cheap, fast, precise genomic sequencing has been a game changer. What about mental disorders
Director’s Blog In February 2009, a recently inaugurated President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to invest $787 billion to create jobs, spur the economy, and foster transparency in government spending. About $10 billion of these funds were allocated to NIH for spending in 2009 and 2010. After several years of budgets not keeping up with inflation, NIH welcomed these funds as a chance for the biomedical research community to be part of the ARRA mission.