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The grants will support 14 research projects, most of which will involve 'omics technologies.

A team of researchers led by investigators at the Salk Institute reported today that they have mapped cytosine methylation to single base resolution in two human cell lines.

The Salk Institute will use the Helmsley Foundation funding to launch the Center for Nutritional Genomics.

Maryland Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Missouri Life-Sci/Tech Tax Credits, Wisconsin Technology Venture Fund, New Jersey Edison Innovation Fund, University City Science Center QED

The deal is Salk's second broad-based research pact with a drug maker in as many years: In early 2008 the non-profit biological research institute signed a similar deal in the area of inflammation with French specialty pharma Ipsen.

The company continues to develop longer reads for its Genome Sequencer FLX system and to improve its sample-prep process, add more multiplex identifying tags, and add new paired-end library protocols.

Patent Watch: Feb 6, 2009

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies Awarded US Patent

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