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California Budget Includes $2M for Genome Sequencing Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed a $201 billion state budget that includes $2 million in funding for an initiative that will investigate the use of whole-genome sequencing within the California Medical Assistance program (Medi-Cal).

The so-called Whole Genome Sequencing Pilot Project will use the funding to perform WGS on at least 100 neonatal and pediatric patients at various Medi-Cal sites, with the goal of determining the potential clinical and financial benefits of sequencing to the state's public healthcare coverage program.

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