US funding focus on clinical applications of sequencing

15 November 2010

Although funding for basic sequencing research remains important, these moves to invest smaller amounts in preparing the way for the actual clinical benefits of human genome sequencing are vital. In the UK, the PHG Foundation is taking a similar approach, but looking at the wider barriers and drivers for application of whole genome sequencing for medical purposes, including logistic, economic, ethical, legal, social and regulatory considerations.

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