By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute has begun testing the waters of clinical sequencing, and five of the grants it announced Tuesday as part of its revamped Genome Sequencing Program mark its first steps toward pursuing DNA sequencing in the clinic.

These new grants do not merely fund medical sequencing studies; they aim to study how effective sequencing-based medicine can be and how it may be used ethically in support of patient care.

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