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Illumina, UCSD Psychiatric Genomics Lab to Study SNPs

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 - Illumina will provide the Laboratory of Psychiatric Genomics at the Universityof California, San Diegowith SNP genotyping services, the company said Thursday.


Illumina will use its BeadArray technology to genotype specified SNPs in sample sets provided by the UCSD laboratory. The company will also identify potential SNPs for the study and design functional assays for the SNP loci, many of which are located on chromosome 22, which is believed to be associated with bipolar disorders and schizophrenia, according to Illumina.


The study is funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.


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