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GenData to Provide Celera Dx with DNA Samples for Autoimmune Disease Study

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - GenData will provide Celera Diagnostics with DNA samples and clinical information for a study aimed at identifying genetic markers of an autoimmune disease, the company said today.

 

GenData, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, will give Celera access to DNA samples and clinical data from affected individuals, as well as to samples from matched controls.

 

GenData provides commercial access to the Utah Population Database, which contains more than seven million records, including genealogical records, population records, and vital statistics linked to medical information. 

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