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By Julia Karow

This article, originally published Oct. 8, has been updated with comments from an NHGRI program director and further information from NHGRI and grant recipients.

The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded 16 research teams a total of $48 million to develop DNA sequencing technologies that aim to reduce the cost of sequencing a human genome at high quality to $1,000 or less.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.

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