By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Illinois has won $8 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of botanical estrogens, which are becoming popular in consumer products, including research that focuses on gene expression, the school said this week.

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