NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Geospiza has won a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to fund genomic analysis software development, the company said today.

The Seattle-based company plans to use the Phase I grant to develop software that will be used in detecting rare mutations found in certain cancer types and to help make treatment decisions.

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