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Intel awarded NIH grant

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The National Institutes of Health – short NIH – has awarded Intel a research grant of USD 5 million together with 3 other pioneer institutions (University of Twente, Columbia University and Pacific Biosciences) to develop new DNA sequencing technology.DNA sequencing is a process of decoding the order and identity of every base.Genomic sequencing information is becoming more and more important in targeted medicine including disease prevention and treatment.The newly awarded 4 year research grant is focused on single molecule, real-time electronic DNA sequencing technology development that should help reduce cost, increase speed and accuracy associated with current platforms, the chip company states.

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