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Push to the Clinic

The National Human Genome Research Institute has announced that it will fund a new four-year genome sequencing program for $416 million in its latest try at moving genomics into the clinic, reports ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. NHGRI's existing three major sequencing centers — at the Broad Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, and Baylor College of Medicine — will receive a total of about $319 million, Kaiser says.

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