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DNA Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline Study Links to Adverse Events

NEW YORK, June 17 - DNA Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline will collaborate to study SNPs related to certain drug-related adverse cardiovascular events, DNA Sciences said today.


Under the agreement, DNA Sciences will use its high-throughput sequencing and genotyping facility to study genetic variants that may predispose patients to so-called Long QT Syndrome, a potentially fatal adverse event brought on by more than 50 currently available medications.


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The Scan

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