By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism aims to fund small businesses and support the technology transfer of new biomarkers that can be used to detect alcohol-related organ damage and fetal exposure to alcohol, according to a new NIAAA grant notice.

NIAAA plans to fund the program with $2 million in 2011 for Small Business Innovation Research grants and $500,000 for Small Business Technology Transfer grants.

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