STAT+: Biden’s high-stakes biomedical science agency ARPA-H will be part of the NIH — but there’s a twist

The Biden administration’s new research agency ARPA-H will exist as part of the NIH — but with a twist.

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s “moonshot” biomedical research agency will be housed within the National Institutes of Health, according to two sources familiar with the decision-making process.

The decision marks the end of a lengthy debate in Washington about whether the new agency, known as ARPA-H, should be independent or exist as a wing of the NIH.

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