NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix said this week that researchers associated with The Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) and the University of California, San Francisco, will use the firm's new Axiom Genotyping Solution as part of their efforts to conduct genome-wide analysis of DNA samples from 100,000 Kaiser volunteers in Northern California.

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