Perlegen Gets $6 Million NHGRI Contract for HapMap Project

Perlegen Sciences has won a $6 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to support the International HapMap Project, the company said last week.

Perlegen will use the funding to employ oligonucleotide arrays made by Affymetrix to genotype more than 2.3 million SNPs in 270 samples — or more than 600 million genotypes, or one cent per SNP — from four populations being studied by the HapMap Project.

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