NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The genetics research technology developer BioRealm has reeled in a $1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop and launch a genotyping array aimed at supporting research projects focused on the genetics of nicotine dependency. 

The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award will fund development of the Smokescreen array, which uses the Affymetrix Axiom technology to screen 600,000 genetic variants, the Monument, Colo.-based company said today. 

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