NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Biomarkers may help fight a variety of cancers, but that potential is being undermined by confusing regulations and standards, and “piecemeal and unorganized efforts,” according to a report issued today by the National Academies of Science’s Institute of Medicine.
 
The Institute proposed a set of suggestions that it said would spur research and development advances in the field, which would include unifying oversight of the field under a single entity.
 

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