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By Julia Karow

The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded about $14.5 million in grants to nine research groups developing new DNA sequencing technologies to sequence a human genome for $1,000 or less.

Seven of the grants went to academic groups — one with ties to Oxford Nanopore Technologies — and two were awarded to companies, Stratos Genomics and Electron Optica.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.

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