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Perlegen Signs Third Genotyping Deal With Glaxo

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Perlegen Sciences will conduct further genetic analysis studies for GlaxoSmithKline under a new agreement, Perlegen said today.

 

The companies did not disclose any details of the agreement, other than saying that it "enables multiple genetics related studies to be conducted over a period of time."

 

Perlegen has conducted two whole-genome association studies for GSK in the past. The first, announced in September 2002, aimed at identifying drug response markers. The second, from October 2004, sought to determine genetic variants associated with a "specific GSK trait of interest."

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