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Perlegen, Academic Consortium to Study SNPs Linked to Bipolar Disorder

NEW YORK, July 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Perlegen Sciences and the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium will jointly study genetic variations associated with bipolar disorder, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said today.


The partners plan to genotype SNPs in patients and controls and validate the results in a separate study. PNDRC will also examine how genetic variations correlate with changes in gene expression.


DNA samples will come from projects that participated in the National Institute of Mental Health Bipolar Disorder Genetics Initiative, and controls from the NIMH Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Initiative.


PNDRC is a collaboration between several academic groups, including the University of Michigan, StanfordUniversity, the Universityof Californiaat Irvine, the Universityof Californiaat Davis, and CornellUniversity.

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