NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneGo said today that it has received a grant of an undisclosed sum from the National Cancer Institute that it will use to work with the US Food and Drug Administration to develop technology for studying nutrition and cancer causes and prevention.
The company said it will use the one-year Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant to collaborate with Jim Kaput, director of FDA’s Personalized Nutrition and Medicine program.
The GeneGo program will include a manually curated nutrition database, an ‘omics data repository, and advanced search and statistical modeling technology.
"For the last 60 years, it has been well established that cancer and nutrition are intrinsically connected," but that knowledge has been scattered across “thousands of sources” and is hard to find, GeneGo CEO Yuri Nikolsky said in a statement. “We will assemble the first specialized database on the topic and develop automated tools for data analysis.”