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Perlegen Awarded NIH Grant for Alzheimer s Disease Whole Genome Study

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Perlegen Sciences said today that it has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct a whole-genome association study in order to find the genetic determinants of Alzheimer's disease.

 

According to the company, the study will involve study the use of an oligonucleotide array-based genotyping platform to genotype over 1.5 million single nucleotide polymorphisms across the genome in late-onset Alzheimer's disease patients, as well as controls.

 

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