NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has set aside $4 million in funding for small businesses developing novel DNA and direct RNA sequencing methods.

The money will be provided over fiscal years 2017 and 2018 as Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grants, which eliminate the need for small feasibility studies for nucleic acid sequencing technologies that are ready for later-stage development.

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