NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to spend $3 million in 2014 to fund research aimed at identifying new methods for evaluating the functional relevance of the many human DNA variants and mutations that are regularly being discovered in high-throughput sequencing studies .

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