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University of Washington Researcher Wins $250,000 in ABI Genotyping Products

NEW YORK, June 30 - Rajinder Kaul, scientific coordinator of the University of Washington Genome Center in Seattle, has won a $250,000 SNP genotyping grant from Applied Biosystems, the company said today.


The grant program, originally announced in February, also awarded three supplementary grants.


Kaul will receive will receive up to $250,000 in ABI SNP-genotyping products to support his research, a project to determine complete patterns of DNA sequence variation from thirty chromosomes covering a one-megabase region around the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis on human chromosome 7.


The three supplementary grant recipients will also receive ABI SNP genotyping products or services to support their projects. The awardees were Dawn Richardson, a postdoctoral fellow from the laboratory of Chris Jenkinson in the department of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas; Stephen Sawcer, a clinician scientist from the laboratory of Alastair Compston in the neurology unit at the University of Cambridge, UK; and Sue Rutherford, a postdoctoral fellow from the laboratory of Alan Shuldiner in the department of endocrinology, diabetes, and nutrition, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.

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