• The proposal, mentioned briefly in his State of the Union address, will be described in greater detail in his budget in the coming weeks. The effort is likely to receive support from members of both parties, lawmakers said.
  • The money would support biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health and the regulation of diagnostic tests by the Food and Drug Administration, officials at the two agencies said.
  • The new techniques can also help prevent disease by predicting patients’ susceptibility, Dr. Snyderman said. “If an individual has a much greater likelihood of developing colon cancer, a genetically based disease,” he said, “you can begin screening at a much younger age, 30 rather than 50, for example.”

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