By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –Takeda Pharmaceutical and Sage Bionetworks announced on Thursday a collaboration to identify drug targets for central nervous system diseases.

Under the agreement, Takeda, based in Osaka, Japan, will pay Sage $3.6 million in research funding and fees. Sage will develop a predictive model and identify key regulatory genes and predictive biomarkers in patients with CNS diseases.

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