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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Sep
27
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
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Fabric Genomics

This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.