The Harvard University School of Public Health will use $2.7 million in recently awarded National Institutes of Health funding to further characterize samples in its Nurses' Health Study biorepository using multiple microarray platforms.

Andrew Beck, an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School who is participating in the effort, said that the researchers intend to use tissue microarrays, Affymetrix expression arrays, and, potentially, DNA methylation arrays to collect more information about the samples.

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