Motorola Becomes First Technology Co. to Join SNP Consortium, Antes Up $3 Million | GenomeWeb

CHICAGO--Last week Motorola became the first technology company to join the SNP Consortium. The group behind the two-year, $48 million initiative to develop a public database of single-nucleotide polymorphisms had, until now, consisted of 10 major pharmaceutical companies and the Wellcome Trust. As the news indicates, membership is not restricted to pharmaceutical companies or endowments, but a $3 million contribution to the consortium is required, Arthur Holden, the consortium's chairman and CEO, told BioInform.

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