Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, is one of 14 people appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine. In April 2015, Governor Brown declared his interest in this area by announcing the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), a first-in-the-nation, state-level effort to fund focused precision medicine projects to improve care and treatment for specific diseases. Precision medicine aims to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease. Maxon and her fellow committee members will advise the Governor’s Office on many aspects of policy issues relating to precision medicine, including data sharing and privacy within and across technology platforms and tools. Read more about the topics to be considered by the advisory committee and CIAPM in the Governor’s Office press release.