By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting genomics and biomarker research through its Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative aimed at pursuing its core missions of improving human health and development around the world.

Under one new program, the foundation plans to award up to $9 million to support new research to discover biomarkers in the human gut that may be used in managing infant health.

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