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In a cluster of glowing human stem cells, one cell divides. The cell membrane is shown in purple, while DNA in the dividing nucleus is blue. The white fibers linking the nucleus are spindles, which aid in cell division. Allen Institute for Cell Science hide caption

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Juana Rivera (left) speaks with agent Fabrizzio Russi about buying insurance through the Affordable Care Act in Miami in 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Seema Verma, now in line to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 22. Drew Angerer/Getty Images 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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Rep. Tom Price has introduced his own alternative to the Affordable Care Act four times. The legislation provides an idea of how he might lead the Department of Health And Human Services. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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5 Things To Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

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Anti-Zika advice applied to a wall in front of a housing project in the Puerta de Tierras section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This public health message was part of an island-wide effort to stem the spread of Zika. Angel Valentin/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Tom Price (center) appeared in early 2016 before the House Rules Committee, when he sponsored legislation that would repeal President Obama's signature health care law. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

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Patients Increasingly Influence The Direction Of Medical Research

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Laura Rees (left) and her sister Nancy Fee sit with their father, Joseph Fee, while holding a photo of his late wife, Elizabeth. Robert Durell for KHN hide caption

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Rule Change Could Push Hospitals To Tell Patients About Nursing Home Quality

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