By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute said today that it has doled out $14 million in new grants to accelerate development of new technologies intended to bring the cost of genome sequencing down to $1,000 or less.

These nine Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies grants will fund projects using graphene, fluorescent amino acid probes, nanopore and nanosensor-based tools, and other innovations to lower the expense of DNA sequencing.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

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