US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund deoxyribonucleic (DNA) sequencing research:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US NIH proposes to allocate discretionary funding to support new research in three areas: developing DNA sequencing technology; preparing a map of the rat genome; and techniques for small-angle X-ray scattering and spectroscopy. Congress has approved a discretionary fund amounting to 1% of the total NIH budget for the 1995 fiscal year beginning October 1st, according to Nature (May 25th). The NIH currently spends $135 million annually on external and $61 million on internal research in gene therapy.