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Gene Logic to Build Custom Equine Gene Expression Database for Genetraks

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Gene Logic said yesterday that Genetraks, an Australian biotech company developing diagnostic technologies for horses and other performance animals, has contracted Gene Logic to build a custom equine gene expression data resource.

Financial details of the multiyear service agreement were not disclosed.

Gene Logic will build a database of genomic content from equine samples and related clinical information using custom microarrays provided by Genetraks.

Genetraks plans to use the database in developing diagnostics and performance monitoring technologies for thoroughbred racehorses. The company said that basing its technology on gene expression data, rather than bloodline and heritage trait data, will allow earlier disease diagnosis and monitoring of horses.

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