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US Government Hopes to Find Treatments for Different Diseases
The US government is teaming up with drug companies to find treatments for different diseases.
Leaders at the National Institutes of Health say advances in genetics have allowed researchers to identify the cause of more than 4,500 diseases, but there are drugs to treat only about 250 of them.
Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly have agreed to make dozens of new compounds to test against the diseases.