National Genomics Expert Available to Comment on State of Union Call for Genomic Investment and Innovation
Source Newsroom: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dr. James Downing, the Scientific Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, heads up one of the world’s biggest private genome projects and can provide commentary related to President Obama’s specific call for genome investment and innovation. St. Jude has already invested more than $65 million into its genome efforts and the results are way ahead of expectations. He can speak to real breakthroughs that will keep the U.S. at the scientific forefront and the potential to diagnosis and treat diseases earlier through innovation and personalized medicine. Dr. Downing can address both the near-term benefits of scientific investment and underscore the speed with which genomic breakthroughs—if supported—could impact our nation’s ability to reduce health care costs and save lives.
Please let me know if you are interested in talking with Dr. Downing.
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