NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Expression Analysis has netted a $27 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate toxicology-related RNA biomarkers for a set of up to 12,100 compounds in 121,100 biological samples being reviewed under EPA's ToxCast program, EA said today.

The ToxCast effort is aimed at measuring the toxicity of the chemical compounds and creating a genomic database using PCR assays, gene expression microarrays, and transcriptome sequencing.

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