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Genomics Collaborative To Help with MS Study for Boston Cure Project

NEW YORK, June 11 -Genomics Collaborative has signed an agreement with the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis to further develop the organization's blood, tissue, and databank study, the organizations said today.

 

Under the agreement, Genomics Collaboative, of Cambridge, Mass., will help develop protocols for the study, which is designed to find the causes of MS. The company will also help draft an informed consent form for participants, generate sample kits, enter and store medical and epidemiological sample data, and distribute samples to researchers.

 

The Boston Cure Project will pay Genomics Collaborative less than $200 per sample under a pay-as-you go plan, the companies said.

 

The tissue and databank is designed to increase collaboration among MS researchers and make MS more attractive as a scientific research area by providing access to a broad swathe of subjects and samples.

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