NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from centers in the US, UK, Japan, and Norway report on the strategy that they used to home in on genes contributing to prostate cancer pathogenesis.

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