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Hyseq Names CNS Expert Rakic to Advisory Board


SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Hyseq has appointed neurological disease expert Pasko Rakic to its scientific advisory board. Rakic is chairman of the Section of Neurobiology and Neuroanatomy at the Yale University School of Medicine. Previously, Rakic was an associate professor of neuropathology at Harvard Medical School. Hyseq applies the proprietary DNA array technology of its integrated HyX genomics platform to produce gene-based therapeutic product candidates, a universal DNA sequencing chip, pharmacogenomics and polymorphism databases, and gene-based diagnostic candidates. As part of its HyGenomics database, Hyseq said it has assembled a large proprietary collection of brain genes and gene sequences and has made CNS diseases a core business priority.

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