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NIH sets aside $461 million for genome sequencing

December 7, 2011 1 comment

 NIH unit sets aside $461M for genome sequencing project
The National Human Genome Research Institute has announced it will devote $461 million to projects that will help integrate DNA sequencing into mainstream medicine. A majority of the support, beginning at $86 million annually, will go to existing projects at three sequencing centers that were involved in the Human Genome Project. Some of the money will be used to establish projects dealing with the genetic basis of Mendelian illnesses and the effects of clinical sequencing. Nature