WCVB: Cambridge, Massachusetts selected to host hub of ARPA-H, new federal health research agency

Sep 27, 2023

By Matt Reed, Reporter, WCVB-5

The following segment was originally broadcast on the WCVB-TV Noon News on September 27, 2023:

Massachusetts will host one of three hubs for a new federal agency with at least $1 billion in funding and a mission to accelerate medical breakthroughs.

The mission of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, also known as ARPA-H, is to accelerate medical breakthroughs. It is modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, credited with underlying inventions that led to the internet, GPS and automated voice recognition, among others.

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