NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two multi-partner research teams have received new grants totaling nearly $1.5 million from the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) to search for diagnostic cancer biomarkers and genetic risk predictors in dogs, AKC CHF said on Tuesday.

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