Last week, the Harvard Medical School-Partners Health Care Center for Genetics and Genomics announced that it will embark on a large-scale genotyping study to find genetic risk factors for atherosclerosis. The study will analyze DNA from 1,200 women using Affymetrix’s GeneChip 500K Human Mapping arrays under an early-access program. The samples come from the Women’s Health Study, an ongoing 10-year NIH-funded study of cardiovascular events with 38,000 women participating.

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