NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is seeking to fund research into the causes and mechanisms involved in cancer health disparities, including gene expression and epigenetic studies and polymorphism research, through two new grant programs.

The programs are aimed at supporting the creation of a cohort of researchers with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities and to support them as they pursue additional funding.

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