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Harnessing the Future of Medicine

Harnessing the Future of Medicine

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Washington, D.C., September 13, 2017 | comments
Medicine is changing rapidly. Innovations in precision medicine, immunotherapy, population health and genomics are dramatically transforming the outlook for hundreds of heartbreaking conditions — including Alzheimer’s. But to harness the full potential of these advances, Congress must be forward-looking in protecting and strengthening the life-saving medical research underway in labs across the country, including right here in Washington state.

This summer, I had the opportunity to meet with scientists at the University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s disease Research Center (ADRC), a pioneering research center funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The lab is making incredible strides toward improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s through the use of precision medicine, which is tailored to individual patients based on their unique genetic markers.

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