BETHESDA, Md.--The National Human Genome Research Institute here announced that seven sequencing projects have been awarded $60.5 million in funding in the third year of the institute's sequencing strategy pilot project. The group aims to deposit 117 million bases into public databases in the next year, raising the amount of human DNA sequence contributed by the federally funded Human Genome Project to over 184 million bases.

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