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St. Jude Researchers to Use CombiMatrix Arrays in Bird Flu Study

NEW YORK, March 17 (GenomeWeb News) - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Acacia Research's CombiMatrix unit will collaborate to study genetic variation in the bird flu virus, Acacia said today.

 

Reseachers at St. Jude, led by Richard Webby, will monitor variations in the genome of the H9 variant of influenza A virus using custom microarrays from CombiMatrix.

 

H9, which is common in poultry, has the potential to spread to humans in the future, according to CombiMatrix.

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