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ParAllele and U of Iowa Partner on AMD Gene Discovery

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - ParAllele Bioscience is collaborating with the University of Iowa to accelerate the discovery of genes associated with age-related macular degeneration, the company said today.

 

The research will be led by Gregory Hageman, a professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and will bring together U of Iowa's Cell Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory, Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Center for Macular Degeneration.

 

Hageman's work is funded by the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health and additional undisclosed corporate entities, ParAllele said.

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