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"This bill represents a significant bipartisan step forward," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Mine Cicek, an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic, processes samples for the All of Us program. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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Researchers Gather Health Data For 'All Of Us'

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Alex Azar, who was deputy secretary for Health and Human Services in the George W. Bush administration, is President Trump's pick to replace Dr. Tom Price as head of the department. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Picks Alex Azar To Lead Health And Human Services

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A $30 million partnership between the NFL and the National Institutes of Health is set to expire at the end of August, with much of the NFL's pledged money unspent. Above, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in February. Bob Levey/Getty Images hide caption

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A sometimes lethal strain of H7N9 bird flu that has infected about 1,500 people in China doesn't spread easily among humans — yet. But research published Thursday suggests just a few genetic mutations might be enough to make it quite contagious. Pasieka/Science Source hide caption

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A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, is promoting a campaign to get the National Institutes of Health to exercise the patent rights it already owns in regards to certain drugs to bring down their price. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights

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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., embraces Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., during a media briefing about the 21st Century Cures Act on Capitol Hill on Nov. 30. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Fred Upton (right), R-Mich., who have spearheaded the 21st Century Cures Act, speak after a 2015 House of Representatives vote in its favor. Congressional Quarterly/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Poised To Pass Sweeping Law Covering FDA And NIH

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The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. What changes are in store under a new administration? NIH/Flickr hide caption

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

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