NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Human Genome Research Institute may fund approximately $24 million in fiscal year 2007 under requests for applications for 10 new and/or competing continuation grants for genome sequencing technologies.
 
There are five RFAs for near-term development of genome sequencing technologies, each with a different award mechanism, and five for genome sequencing technologies aimed at the $1,000 genome, also with several award mechanisms.
 

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

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