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
using genome sequencing to inform couples about reproductive risks,
determining the genetic causes of childhood developmental delays and communicating findings to parents,
detecting genomic alterations that can lead to cancer.
The awards total approximately $6.7 million in the first year and, if funding remains available, approximately $27 million in total.
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