NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded around $17 million under its Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology program to eight research teams developing technology aimed at driving down the cost of DNA sequencing.

The majority of the funded projects, five of eight, will focus on methods and technology related to nanopore-based sequencing, a change from the program's previous years where funded groups were developing a range of technologies that included microfluidics, chip-based sequencing, and light-based sequencing.

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