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New CTO joins Food and Drug Administration

Vid Desai will oversee the development of emerging technologies to improve public health out of the Office of Information Management and Technology.
Obama speaks on a precision medicine panel with The Atlantic’s Dr. James Hamblin (far left), Sonia Vallabh, doctoral student at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (near right); Howard Look, president, CEO and founder of Tidepool; Dr. W. Marston Linehan, chief of the Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute. (Whitney Blair Wyckoff/FedScoop)

White House releases precision medicine data security framework

It’s part of a larger effort to use data on patients' genetics, environment and lifestyle to find ways to better treat diseases, like cancer.
FDA Deputy CIO Brad Wintermute spoke at Appian World on Friday. (Courtesy Of Appian)

FDA deputy CIO: Security vital to IT strategic plan

With pharma companies in some cases spending $1 billion to develop a new drug, it's crucial that FDA protects the submissions it receives, said FDA Deputy CIO…