NHGRI seeks DNA sequencing technologies fit for routine laboratory and medical use

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NHGRI seeks DNA sequencing technologies fit for routine laboratory and medical use:
[Via EurekAlert! – Biology]

(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) The National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, today awarded more than $20 million in grants to develop innovative sequencing technologies inexpensive and efficient enough to sequence a person’s DNA as a routine part of biomedical research and health care.

These grants are part of the push to get the cost for the sequencing of a single person’s genome to under $1000. Lots of stuff with nanopores and nanogaps. As well as some novel chemistries.

Let’s hope medicine can cope with this since so many still use all paper files and write in long hand.