By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Technology Strategy Board announced it is providing about £6 million ($9.7 million) for R&D projects focused on tumor profiling and data capture.

The funds, announced on Thursday, are being given to projects headed by Affymetrix, Aridhia Informatics, IDBS, Life Technologies, Oxford Gene Technology, and Source BioScience.

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