By Julia Karow

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has purchased two Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencing systems and is collaborating with Life Technologies on an autism sequencing study, the institute said last week.

For the study, researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance plan to sequence genes in regions of the genome that have been linked to autism in genome-wide association studies in a large autism family dataset.

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