By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund research that will discover and develop predictive biomarkers for radiation injuries in civilian populations, and will spend $4 million next year on up to 11 grants for these studies.

The research will seek to develop genomic and other biomarkers that can predict radiation injuries, which could come months after an exposure.

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