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Variagenics Licenses Nucleic Acid Factory from Geron

NEW YORK, July 16 - Variagenics has licensed from stem-cell company Geron a technology it hopes will help produce an "unlimited quantity" of nucleic acids for DNA sequencing.

 

Terms of the non-exclusive deal call for Variagenics to use Geron's human telomerase reverse transcriptase technology to create immortalized cell lines from a cell type that Geron claims is "particularly well suited" for identifying SNPs and haplotypes.

 

Variagenics is betting the technology will help it develop molecular diagnostics.

 

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