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Human Genome News, Jan.-Feb. 1995; 6(5): 16
Lloyd Smith (University of Wisconsin, Madison) reported to the NIH Advisory Council that encouraging progress was demonstrated at the September 17-21, 1994, Hilton Head sequencing meeting. As part of that meeting, Robert Strausberg and Carol Dahl (Chief and Program Director, respectively, NCHGR Sequencing Technology Branch) conducted a useful workshop on a range of sequencing issues, particularly those related to closure. Smith noted that community members were cautiously optimistic about meeting sequencing goals, but they felt progress continues to be hampered by the shortfall in grant support. He also pointed out that industry is becoming more involved in sequencing efforts.
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