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Expression Analysis to Award GWAS Resequencing, Analysis Services on Helicos Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Expression Analysis said today that it has launched a program that will award resequencing and analysis services to researchers or institutions conducting GWAS studies.
The Genome Wide Association Study Data Analysis and Resequencing Grant will include resequencing of genes or regions of interest up to 10 gigabases using Helicos BioSciences’ True Single Molecule Sequencing technology. Expression Analysis installed the Helicos system in March.
The program will also offer GWAS data analysis and identification of genes or regions of interest.
The company said that it will perform the analysis with a "proprietary tool that simultaneously analyzes allelic and copy number variations, accomplishing in days what typically takes months."
Durham, NC-based Expression Analysis said that the grant program is looking for projects that “show promise of identifying genetic element(s) that are important to human health and disease. There must be a strong case that the trait has a genetic basis and important health consequences,” the firm added in a statement.
Researchers or institutes interested in applying for the grant can do so on Expression Analysis’ website. The firm is accepting applications for the grant through Dec. 15. The company did not disclose when it will award the grant.

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