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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Golden Helix today said that it is collaborating with the Harvard School of Public Health to update the school's informatics tool for studying disease heritability in families.

The Pedigree-Based Association Tool was originally developed eight years ago by Christoph Lange at Harvard and offers an extensive array of advanced statistical routines used in the design and analysis of family-based SNP and CNV association studies, said Golden Helix.

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