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Human Genome News, November 1993: 5(4)
The NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) has awarded a 5-year, $29.7 million grant to Robert H. Waterston (Washington University School of Medicine). This grant will be used to establish the Washington University DNA Sequencing Center, bringing to 18 the number of NCHGR-supported genome and technology centers.
The sequencing center will continue to work closely with collaborators headed by John Sulston at the Sanger Center in Cambridge, England, and its four projects will have the following goals:
Center activities will be supported by four cores, including a development core devoted to implementing robotics and technological improvements. An informatics core will develop software for automated assembly and editing of DNA sequence data and improved interpretation of generated sequence. With these technologies, Waterston hopes to increase the laboratory's annual sequencing capabilities from just over 1 Mb to 10 to 15 Mb.
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