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DNAPrint, Emory University to Co-Develop Genetic Ancestry Test Kits

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - DNAPrint Genomics today said that Emory University’s Center for Medical Genomics will use its Ancestry Informative Marker testing package to develop a test that uses genes to determine ancestry.
The deal includes materials the Emory researchers will need to complete a genetic ancestry profile under guidelines established by the College of American Pathologists.
The resulting test kits will come in 90-patient and 375-patient standard arrays provided by DNAPrint Genomics. The tests will run on a Beckman Coulter SNPstream in a CAP-certified lab, DNAPrint said in a statement.
DNAPrint CEO Richard Gabriel said the test can be used to stratify patient populations in clinical trials and may serve as a quality-control measure, “particularly for large scale case control genetic association studies.”
Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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