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WASHINGTON — A multibillion-dollar science agency tasked with slashing through research bureaucracy will start its work with a plan to help people regenerate bone.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, launched a little more than a year ago, announced Thursday that its first official program would target bone and joint damage from osteoarthritis, a condition affecting more than 32 million Americans.


The project, dubbed NITRO, is led by one of ARPA-H’s first program managers, Ross Uhrich, a surgeon and former naval officer.

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