NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to spend $7 million this year and next to fund new grants to investigators and small businesses working on technologies that can continue cutting the cost of genome sequencing toward the $1,000 mark.

NHGRI on Friday published three new requests for applications under its Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies — the $1,000 Genome program, which continues an effort that started in 2004 when the cost of producing a high-quality draft of a mammalian genome ran from $5 million to $10 million.

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