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Ambion to Supply MitoCheck Consortium with Genome-Wide siRNA Library

NEW YORK, July 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Ambion will provide MitoCheck, an EU-funded multi-national research consortium, with an siRNA library targeting every human gene, Ambion said today.


The MitoCheck consortium will use the siRNA library in experiments related to cell division, specifically to search for human genes that play a role in mitosis, Ambion said.


The genome-wide screening began earlier this year, Ambion said. The company did not provide the financial terms of its agreement with the consortium.


MitoCheck is funded via the EU's 6th Framework Programme, and comprises 10 institutes throughout Europe. The EU awarded the consortium 8.5 million in funding last July.

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