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Will Multiyear Effort Lead to New Cures?

NHGRI Seeks to Capitalize on Genome Sequencing Program

By Marie Powers
Staff Writer

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) recently revealed an ambitious effort to capitalize on its flagship genome sequencing program by pumping $416 million into four areas over four years to find the causes of rare inherited diseases and to accelerate the use of genome sequence information in the medical care of patients.

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