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NIH’s All of Us Research Program, NLM collaborate on outreach efforts through libraries

Monday, December 11, 2017

NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up in a landmark effort to advance precision medicine for the benefit of communities through local libraries. Traditional healthcare takes a “one-size fits all” approach, but precision medicine is healthcare that is “tailored to a person based on things unique to that individual, such as their lifestyle, environment and their biology,” said Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., chief engagement officer, NIH’s All of Us Research Program. 

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