Genaissance Begins Enrolling Patients for Haplotype Studies | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, April 24 - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday it had begun enrolling patients for its clinical trials which will aim to correlate haplotypes with individuals’ reactions to particular drugs.

In its initial study, the company plans to enroll about 600 patients at 60 medical centers in the US to correlate patient haplotypes with the affects of cholesterol lowering drugs. The Statin Response Examined by Genetic HAP Study, or STRENGTH, will look at Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, and Baycol. 

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