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Rubicon to Help Genome Institute of Singapore in Hep B Vaccine Research

NEW YORK, July 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Rubicon Genomics will extract small amounts of DNA from archived serum samples for the Genome Institute of Singapore, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company said today.


Under the agreement, Rubicon will isolate and amplify genomic DNA from 5,000 serum samples from a hepatitis B vaccine trial using its technology, which enables researchers to purify DNA from as few as 10 cells.


GIS plans to use the DNA in an international study with researchers in Indonesiaand the Netherlandsto discover genes important for hepatitis B prevention and treatment.

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