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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund a new data resource to support its Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR) and its cancer Human Biobank Initiative (caHUB), SAIC-Frederick said in a new request for proposals.

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