By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mitochondrial mutations could hold new opportunities for researchers seeking to develop cancer diagnostics, according to the National Cancer Institute, which has issued a new grant program to fund scientists who will study this possibility.

NCI plans to fund research that will validate new mitochondrial-related cancer biomarkers for early detection, diagnosis, prognosis, risk assessment, and response to treatments.

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