WASHINGTON--A 20 percent spending increase for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), approved as part of a $2 billion US National Institutes of Health funding increase in the 1999 federal budget package, will go largely to support advanced technological developments that will assist the Human Genome Project. Developing strength in bioinformatics and computational biology is one of eight main goals described in the project's new five-year plan, which was published in the October 23 issue of Science.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.