California State Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-D) has introduced legislation designed to promote the use of genetic and genomic testing in healthcare and advance precision medicine.
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“In a world in which therapies exist for only five percent of the 7,000 known rare diseases, genomic sequencing holds the potential to not only accelerate diagnoses, but also personalize treatments, and even speed development and approval of novel therapies,” Shimkus said in a statement. “Building on the successful 21st Century Cures Act, the Advancing Access to Precision Medicine Act would help low income families access this innovative technology.”
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