As part of a strategic planning process for its future activities, the National Human Genome Research Institute last week posted a white paper with questions about the future of genome sequencing on its website and is currently seeking feedback from members of the scientific community.

Sequencing will likely become more decentralized in the future, and new sequencing technologies with lower costs will continue to drive new research applications, according to NHGRI officials.

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