By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team at Tufts University has won a $6.6 million grant from the Department of Defense to use single molecule-based approaches to search for breast cancer biomarkers, Tufts said Monday.

The grant from DoD's Breast Cancer Research Program was awarded to Professor of Chemistry David Walt, a developer of microarrays, sequencing, and medical diagnostics technologies.

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In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

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