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Children's National Medical Center to Use BioTrove Genotyping Platform in Studies

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.
“The high-throughput OpenArray system enables us to process samples in weeks instead of years, and its high accuracy helps conduct in-depth research without depleting our precious DNA samples,” said Eric Hoffman, director of Children’s National’s Research Center for Genetic Medicine.
The technology will be applied to several NIH-funded projects including a collaboration with Howard University researchers aimed at assessing pre-symptomatic risk factors for early onset type 2 diabetes in African-American children.

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