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Biden Team Makes Biomedical Research Agency Home at NIH Official

April 19, 2022, 5:31 PM

The NIH will officially house a new biomedical innovation agency, a Biden administration formality that crystallizes plans defying what principal players in Congress want.

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra published a notice Tuesday that he’s transferred fiscal 2022 money to establish the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, or ARPA-H, to the National Institutes of Health.

Becerra announced these plans during a hearing last month, which the Federal Register notice echoes. As the administration continues to set up ARPA-H based on appropriations law, it’ll be more difficult from a programming perspective to undo these plans and make ...