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TGen, Arizona University Receive Federal Grant to Find Genetic Signatures of Pathogens

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - The Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University have won a multi-million dollar grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to discover DNA signatures of pathogens, the institutions said today.


The multi-year grant will fund several projects. The first study aims to identify pathogen-specific DNA signatures of sepsis and community-acquired pneumonia, which will then be used to develop diagnostic assays for identifying infections based on real-time PCR technology from Applied Biosystems. Laboratory Services of Arizona and the Banner Health System will validate the assays in a clinical laboratory setting.