NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arizona State University will use a $1.7 million Grand Opportunities grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop DNA sequencing technology using carbon nanotubes and which would require less sample preparation and reagents, ASU said Monday.

The two-year grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute will support research at ASU's Biodesign Institute, which will use the nanotube technology to enable the sequencing of much longer stretches of DNA than is possible with current technologies, according to ASU.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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