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Amgen to Use Illumina Genotyping Technology in Large Women's Health Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Illumina today said that Amgen will use its genotyping technology as part of a large women's health study. 
 
Under the agreement, Illumina will provide its HumanHap300-Duo BeadChip to Amgen, which will work with researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital to genotype women who have been clinically tracked for a decade.
 
The research is part of the Women’s Genome Health Study, which follows 28,000 women in an effort to identify genetic variations to try to find genetic clues to illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and others
 
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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