NEW YORK, Oct. 10 - GlaxoSmithKline and First Genetic Trust have entered into a broad SNP-related research collaboration to define why some individuals are susceptible to certain serious adverse events, the companies said on Wednesday.

GlaxoSmithKline will sponsor the study and conduct all analyses, while First Genetic Trust will provide its independent secure genetic banking services to store biological samples and medical data.

First Genetic Trust will also ensure that participating patients’ privacy is protected.

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