Surrounded by advocates and lawmakers, U.S. President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. The legislation, part of which was named after Biden's son Beau Biden who died of cancer, boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Surrounded by advocates and lawmakers, U.S. President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. The legislation, part of which was named after Biden's son Beau Biden who died of cancer, boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla Getty Images
Surrounded by advocates and lawmakers, U.S. President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. The legislation, part of which was named after Biden's son Beau Biden who died of cancer, boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

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