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Sequencing Grants


Following are the recipients of NHGRI’s latest sequencing technology RFAs, including PI and affiliation, project name, and funding amount and duration.


“$100,000 Genome” Near-term Grant Awardees:

Steven Benner, University of Florida

Polymerases for Sequencing by Synthesis

$800,000, three years

Gina Costa, Agencourt Bioscience

Bead-based Polony Sequencing

$5.4 million, three years

Stevan Jovanovich, Microchip Biotechnologies

Microbead INtegrated DNA Sequencer System

$6.1 million, three years

Jingyue Ju, Columbia University

An Integrated System for DNA Sequencing by Synthesis

$1.8 million, three years

Kenton Lohman, 454 Life Sciences

Massively Parallel High-Throughput, Low-Cost Sequencing

$2 million, two years

Marcel Margulies, 454 Life Sciences

454 Life Sciences Massively Parallel System DNA Sequencing

$5 million, three years

Amit Meller, Harvard University

Ultra-fast Nanopore Readout Platform for Designed DNAs

$600,000, two years

Michael Metzker, Baylor College of Medicine

Ultrafast SBS Method for Large-Scale Human Resequencing

$2 million, three years

Stephen Quake, Stanford University

High-Throughput, Single-Molecule DNA Sequencing

$1.8 million, three years

Mostafa Ronaghi, Stanford University

Pyrosequencing Array for DNA Sequencing

$1.8 million, three years

John Williams, LI-COR

Single-Molecule DNA Sequencing Using Charge-Switch dNTPs

$2.5 million, three years

Peter Williams, Arizona State University

Multiplexed Reactive Sequencing of DNA

$1.7 million, three years


“$1,000 Genome” Long-term Grant Awardees:

Steven Benner, University of Florida

DNA Sequencing Using Nanopores

$800,000, three years

Scott Collins, University of Maine

High-speed Nanopore Gene Sequencing

$850,000, two years

Ronald Davis, Stanford University

Single Molecule Nucleic Acid Detection with Nanopipettes

$450,000, two years

James Weifu Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Computational Research & Development for Rapid Sequencing Nanotechnology

Experimental Research & Development for Rapid Sequencing Nanotechnology

Two grants: $700,000 and $750,000, each for three years

Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University

Molecular Reading Head for Single-Molecule DNA Sequencing

$550,000, three years

Andre Marziali, University of British Columbia

Nanopores for Trans-Membrane Bio-Molecule Detection

$650,000, three years

J. Michael Ramsey, University of North Carolina

Nanotechnology for the Structural Interrogation of DNA

$2 million, two years


The Scan

And Back

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Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.