NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genedata will process and analyze data from a Czech Republic study on how air pollution may affect increasing asthma rates in young children, the company said today.

The Swiss company will use its Expressionist system on transcriptomics and genetic polymorphism data generated by the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague.

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