NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - 20/20 GeneSystems said today that it has been awarded $1.9 million through the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program to develop a new technique for profiling cancer tumors that would help predict the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs.

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