NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute said today that it has pumped $19 million into new research and development projects that seek to bring down the costs of DNA sequencing.

The six new projects, funded through NHGRI's Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology Program, will use a range of approaches and technologies, such as microfluidic devices, graphene nanopores, and chip-based sequencing methods, to develop tools that could make genome sequencing cheaper while retaining or enhancing its speed and accuracy.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.