NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health said today that it is using more than $90 million to fund research projects and centers that will accelerate the development of new single cell analysis technologies in a range of fields.

The Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP), funded by the NIH Common Fund, will invest in three research centers and will support 26 new projects that will pursue science seeking to enhance researchers' abilities to understand links between cell variation, tissue and organ function, and the origins of diseases.

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