By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two Baylor College of Medicine scientists have netted a total of $1.4 million from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for projects related to the early detection of ovarian cancer.

One of the new three-year research projects delves into the genetics involved in the development of the disease and the other explores the link between endometriosis and clear cell ovarian cancer.

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