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Agencourt Awards Grant to Dana Farber Cancer Institute Researcher

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Agencourt Bioscience said today that it has awarded the $10,000 Agencourt Pan-Mass Genomic Services Grant to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Patricia Dahia.

 

Dahia, an instructor of medicine at the cancer center, received the grant for her proposal entitled "A Novel Familial Pheochromocytoma Susceptibility Locus: Toward Identification of the Target Gene." The goal of the project, said Agencourt, is to identify the gene or genes responsible for novel familial pheochromocytoma syndrome, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland that increases adrenaline production and dangerously elevates blood pressure.

 

The company noted that its high-throughput sequencing technologies will be used by Dahia to identify the susceptibility gene or genes in the disorder.

 

 

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