BETHESDA, Md., April 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid project, or caBIG, plans to expand its scope over the next year to include several new domain areas as well as participation from commercial vendors, according to Ken Buetow, director of the NCI Center for Bioinformatics and coordinator of the caBIG program.

 

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