Summary: S.976 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.976. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/23/2007)

Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2007 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) establish the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Interagency Working Group (IWG) to facilitate collaboration, coordination, and integration of activities among federal agencies relating to genomic research and initiatives; (2) establish a national biobanking distributed database for the collection and integration of genomic data and associated environmental and clinical health information; (3) establish a grant program for academic medical centers and other entities to develop or expand biobanking initiatives; (4) improve genetics and genomics training for diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of adults and children for both rare and common disorders; (5) contract with the National Academy of Sciences to study incentives to encourage companion diagnostic test development; and (6) make information available on the safety and efficacy of genetic tests and commission a study for improving federal oversight and regulation of such tests.

Requires the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to: (1) conduct an analysis of the public health impact of direct-to-consumer marketing of genetic tests; and (2) expand efforts to educate the public about genomics and its health applications.