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Genaissance Signs Two Genotyping Agreements with USDA

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals has signed two genotyping agreements with the US Department of Agriculture, the New Haven, Conn.-based company said today.


Under a cooperative agreement with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, Genaissance will develop genotyping assays to determine the origin and parentage of cattle, based on the distribution of certain SNPs in different types of beef and dairy cattle. ARS plans to make these assays available.


Genaissance also won a contract from the USDA's Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service for genotyping services to determine the susceptibility of sheep to scrapie.


The company did not disclose financial terms of the agreements.

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