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Dharmacon and UMMS Join for RNAi Obesity and Diabetes Studies

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Dharmacon and the University of Massachusetts Medical School said today they will collaborate in studies of obesity and diabetes using RNA interference.


Dharmacon, based in Lafayette, Colo., will provide UMMS researchers, directed by Michael Czech, with siRNA reagents for the studies. The scientists plan to assess several thousand gene targets over a three-year period.


In return, Dharmacon will obtain access to the study data to assess the effectiveness of its siRNA technologies.


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