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Affymetrix, Wisconsin Institute to Pursue Genes Linked to Childhood Diseases

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix and the Children’s Research Institute in Wisconsin will use Affy’s GeneChip technology to identify genetic variations linked to common, complex childhood diseases, Affy said today.
 
CRI, a non-profit medical research arm of the Children's Hospital and Health System affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, intends to use the data from the large-scale studies to develop diagnostics, and to “show the clinical utility of array-based molecular diagnostics,” Affy said. 
 
Affy is conducting the five-year partnership through its Translational Medicine Program.

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