NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Functional Genomics Center will use funding from the US Military to run a collaborative project focused on finding genetic variations involved in ovarian cancer.

The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, which runs the NFGC, said today that it will lead a consortium of researchers and physicians supported by a $500,000 grant from the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command and the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center.

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