NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - The US National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded a total of more than $38 million in two sets of grants to 18 companies and laboratories, with the goal of producing new technologies to reduce cost of sequencing a typical mammalian genome by 100-fold within five years, and by 10,000-fold in later years, from its current rate of about $10 million.

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