Prometheus Research Awarded $700K to Extend Autism Database | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Prometheus Research has been awarded a $700,000 Phase I grant by the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Innovation Research program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database, RexDB, a resource that supports research into autism spectrum disorders.

According to Leon Rozenblit, Prometheus' CEO and the project's principal investigator, RexDB supports data collection, warehousing, and sharing activities in several multidisciplinary academic research studies.

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