NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic analysis software maker BioDiscovery said today it will use a $157,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to analyze and improve copy number variant data from The Cancer Genome Atlas program.

The Small Business Innovation Research grant will fund efforts to develop and commercialize CNV and sequence variant data that researchers will use in studies of tumorigenesis and disease progression, and which will provide a validation set for use in international studies.

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