NEW YORK, April 18 – Population genetics company DNAPrint Genomics said Wednesday it was hoping to gather patient data and blood samples from more than 1,000 people this year following a recent set of deals with collection centers.

“In 2001 we are looking to collect over 1,000 samples and the number could go up to several thousand with more centers,” said Tony Frudakis, CEO of DNA Print Genomics of Sarasota, Fla. 

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