NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — When the National Human Genome Research Institute announced its grant awards this fall for 11 research groups working on innovative sequencing technologies, one big name stuck out: General Electric.
 
The company, whose GE Healthcare division has been selling Amersham Biosciences’ MegaBace sequencing technology since GE acquired Amersham in early 2004, has until now remained quiet about whether it is pursuing next-generation sequencing.
 

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