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Biomedical Agency Head Pick Paves Way for Biden’s Cancer Goal

Sept. 14, 2022, 6:35 PM

The biomedical innovation center envisioned by President Joe Biden can now move forward in building its scientific agenda, even as influential lawmakers continue to press for changes in the agency’s setup.

The White House this week announced Renee Wegrzyn as the first director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, which aims to spur health and medical discoveries the same way the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency paved the way for the internet and GPS.

“ARPA-H will create the transformative and collaborative space that is required to support the next generation of moonshots for health—not only for complex diseases ...