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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evotec said today that the CHDI Foundation has extended and expanded the two parties' collaboration on Huntington's disease research through 2017.

Under the terms of the agreement, CHDI will fund up to 52 full-time scientists at Evotec over the next three years. The collaboration, which began in 2006, aims to use Evotec's high-throughput screening and proteomics platforms for Huntington's drug discovery.

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