By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a new initiative aimed at taking advantage of the recent knowledge and technological advances made possible by genomics, computational biology, and molecular biology, the National Cancer Institute plans to fund research focused on answering "provocative questions" about cancer.

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