NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Courtagen Life Sciences will collaborate with Connecticut Children's Medical Center to identify alterations in genes associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

As part of the collaboration, Courtagen will use its targeted sequencing panel, DevSeek to genetically profile patients in the hospital's Autism Neurogenetics Clinic. Courtagen is a privately held genetic testing firm that offers next-generation sequencing and protein immunoassay testing for pediatric neurological disorders.

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