NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of investigators at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas at Austin will use a $1.3 million joint grant from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop statistical tools for analyzing vast amounts of molecular cancer data.

The researchers plan to develop new techniques for sorting, analyzing, and making connections between bits of data gathered via high-throughput omics technologies like genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, microarrays, and others, Rice said on Wednesday.

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