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BU, Illumina SNP Collaboration Will Study Preterm Births

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 - Boston University Medical Center has engaged Illumina to provide SNP-genotyping services for research into preterm birth.


Illumina will score a set of SNPs thought be linked with preterm birth and design SNP assays for the loci provided by Boston University.


Financial details were not disclosed. 


San Diego-based Illumina has recently announced similar SNP-genotyping deals  with Johns Hopkins Medical University Institute of Genetic Medicine and GlaxoSmithKline.


Illumina says that it can process nearly 1 million genotypes a day.

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