By Justin Petrone

The National Institutes of Health has awarded LifeGen Technologies a Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a genetic panel that can be used to screen for compounds related to fat tissue and diet, the company said last week.

Madison, Wis.-based LifeGen will use gene-expression arrays to identify genes in adipose tissue that are regulated by a calorie-restricted diet. The one-year, $123,895 grant from the National Institute of Aging began Sept. 1.

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