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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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

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