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NHGRI plan reduces base funding for sequencing centers as costs go down

December 8, 2011

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) on Tuesday released a new funding plan that includes a gradual reduction in the base funding for the large-scale sequencing centers (Broad Institute, Washington University and Baylor College of Medicine) "over the next several years as the cost of sequencing continues to drop. The savings will be repurposed as new research opportunities arise." In addition to continuing on-going studies, the four-year, $416 million plan "launches new efforts to find causes of rare inherited diseases and accelerate the use of genome sequence information in the medical care of patients."

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