The National Human Genome Research Institute
The National Human Genome Research
Institute has awarded more than $13 million in research grants to speed the development
of techniques that will reduce the cost of DNA sequencing and expand the use of
genomics. The agency’s near-term goal is to lower the cost of sequencing a
mammalian-size genome to $100,000. Ultimately, it wants to cut the cost to $1000
or less. A total of 11 grants were awarded, ranging from $275,000 to $3.8 million.
The largest grant will fund research into nanoscale fluidic technologies for rapidly
sequencing single DNA molecules.
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