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Perlegen Wins Grant for Whole Genome Study of Rheumatoid Arthritis

NEW YORK, March 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Perlegen will conduct a whole-genome study of rheumatoid arthritis under an undisclosed grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.


The study will use DNA samples from rheumatoid arthritis patients provided by the North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health, and the National Arthritis Foundation.


Peter Gregersen, head of the center of genomics and human genetics at the Institute for Medical Research of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems, and principal investigator of the NARAC, will serve as an advisor to the study, Perlegen said.


Additional details of the research were not disclosed.

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