NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health will provide up to $3.8 million per-year for as many as five years to fund a consortium of researchers who will conduct a system analysis of extracellular RNA in the human body.

NIH thinks it is possible that exRNAs, which have been found in a range of human body fluids, may be useful in developing new strategies for prognosis and diagnosis of, and intervention against, many diseases.

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