The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a grant expected to total more than $77 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The new seven-year project will focus on developing a vaccine against HIV and the disease it causes, AIDS.
July 11, 2012 NATURE has published a research article detailing a new methodology to dramatically improve the accuracy of whole genome sequencing. The work was done by a company called Complete Genomics. The NATURE paper describes the Company’s “Long Fragment Read” technology (LFR) that not only improves the accuracy, but also reduces the amount of DNA needed, for analysis. This technology is expected to accelerate the clinical adoption of whole genome sequencing.