Ontario Researchers Get Grant for BRCA1-based Dx Test | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Queen's University in Ontario have received a C$450,000 ($431,000) grant from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to conduct research that could lead to a low-cost diagnostic test for identifying patients at risk for breast cancer.

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