NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund research that will use a range of 'omics technologies to develop and validate biomarkers for malignancies of the blood under two new grant programs.

NCI will use five-year R01 and two-year R21 grant mechanisms to support scientists developing genomic, proteomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic delivery and development methods, as well as the use of standardized biospecimens for validation studies.

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