NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lawmakers in the US Congress wanting to accelerate genomics research in ovarian cancer may bypass the budgetary constraints of the 2008 fiscal appropriations bill for the National Institutes of Health by funding such an initiative through a bill introduced in both legislative branches.

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