NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute will fund researchers who are studying the microflora of the human gastro-intestinal system with the aim of finding out how these microbes may be involved in the formation of carcinogenic tumors.

NCI said today it will support research projects that aim to create a mechanistic understanding of these diverse GI microflora, which are mostly comprised of bacteria but which also include fungi, archea, and viruses.

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