NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The SNP Health Association Resource (SHARE) project has selected Affymetrix to provide genotyping services for a large-scale whole-genome association study to identify SNPs associated with heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders, Affy said today.
As part of the SHARE project, Affy, along with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, will analyze more than 9,000 samples collected by NHLBI and Boston University for the Framingham Heart Study, a decades-old database comprising more than 15,000 patient samples related to cardiovascular disease.
In addition, researchers will develop a database that will integrate genotypic information with phenotypic information from multiple NHLBI studies, Affy said. The data will be made available to the scientific community for further genome-wide association studies and will complement data included in the Affymetrix Control Program, the company said.
Financial details were not disclosed.