NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, will use BioTrove’s OpenArray SNP genotyping system to investigate genes associated with diseases such as diabetes and skeletal muscle hypertrophy, the company announced yesterday.
 
The center anticipates that the OpenArray system, which generates hundreds of thousands of SNP and qPCR data points each day, will expedite its determination of the genes influencing disease states in young patients.
 

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