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UK's BBSRC Seeks Input on Next-Gen Sequencing Strategy

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is seeking comments from the research community on the impact of next-generation sequencing technologies on their work.

BBSRC said in a statement on Friday that it has formed an expert panel on next-generation sequencing that will consider feedback from the so-called "consultation" as part of a report that it will deliver to the BBSRC's Strategy Advisory Board in late 2009. The agency said it will use these findings "to develop a strategy for ensuring effective uptake of next generation sequencing technologies in biosciences research."

Individuals from academic, commercial, and institute research organizations can download a consultation questionnaire from the BBSRC website. Comments are due before Aug. 9.

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