Free the Data announces new partnership with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

WASHINGTON, DC. Posted: October 8, 2014, Free-the-Data.org

Congresswoman continues her dedication to advancing medical research and improving care for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Free the Data, a national coalition of organizations dedicated to freeing genetic information, today announced that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has been named its Honorary Chair.

“The time for hoarding data as a commodity is over,” said Sharon Terry, President and CEO of Genetic Alliance, the nonprofit health advocacy organization that coordinates Free the Data. “The Coalition is thrilled to have a powerful partnership with Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz. In Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are confident that the Congresswoman adds strength and momentum to the Free the Data movement, particularly as we work to free data associated with breast and ovarian cancer!”

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