By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen will provide molecular diagnostics screening to women in Rwanda as part of a national cervical cancer prevention effort announced today.

As part of the initiative announced by Merck, Qiagen, and the government of Rwanda, Qiagen will provide screening for women between the ages of 35 and 45, and Merck will vaccinate girls between 12 and 15 years of age during the first three years of the program.

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