NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomics services provider Cofactor Genomics has won $161,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a circular RNA enrichment kit.

The St. Louis-based company will use the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a standardized enrichment kit and define the reference profile for circular RNAs in the nervous system.

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