Genotyping project to be "an engine of discovery"
Vanderbilt University researchers are planning to launch a major initiative to acquire “dense genotypes” over the next two years from DNA samples that have been stored in BioVU, Vanderbilt’s massive DNA databank.
The samples will be analyzed using specially produced genotyping “chips” and high-throughput robotic instruments.
Within minutes, the machines can produce a genotype, or read-out of up to 2 million common genetic variations from each sample. From the matching medical histories, researchers will be link genetic variations to disease risk and response to treatment.
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