NEW YORK, Oct. 9 – Beleaguered functional genomic firm DNA Sciences intends to partner with Bristol-Myers Squibb to investigate genetic variants within an undisclosed drug-discovery gene target, the companies said on Tuesday. Terms of the deal call for Freemont, Calif.-based DNA Sciences to use its high-throughput sequencing and genotyping facility to study Bristol-Myers’ gene in normal and affected disease populations. The companies will "share potential downstream rights" under the terms of the agreement, a DNA Sciences spokesperson told GenomeWeb.

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