NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Boston University and Howard University researchers will use Affymetrix arrays to perform the first genome-wide scan of an African-American cohort for genes associated with obesity and other metabolic disorders, Affymetrix said today.
The researchers will use Affy's GeneChip Human Mapping 500K Array Set to search for genes associated with obesity, hypertension, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

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