NIH has awarded four grants to explore the use of genome sequencing

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded four grants for up to four years to multidisciplinary research teams to explore the use of genome sequencing in medical care.

The areas of research being pursued by these new projects include

  1. using genome sequencing to inform couples about reproductive risks,
  2. determining the genetic causes of childhood developmental delays and communicating findings to parents,
  3. detecting genomic alterations that can lead to cancer.

The new grants are funded as part of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) program.

The awards total approximately $6.7 million in the first year and, if funding remains available, approximately $27 million in total.

Read more: R&D

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