BETHESDA, Md--The National Center for Human Genome Research at
the NIH has announced six research grants that are expected to
propel forward the final phase of the Human Genome Project, headed
by Dr. Francis Collins.
The grants, ranging from $1 million to $6.7 million a year for
up to 3 years, are meant to accelerate the process of automated
DNA sequencing. The recipient institutions are The Institute for
Genomic Research; Baylor College of Medicine; the Whitehead Institute-MIT
Genome Center; Stanford University; University of Washington,
Seattle; and Washington University.
A requirement of the awards is that the researchers release their
new sequencing data quickly to the scientific community, including
reports on a World Wide Web page.