Calif. Scientists Genotyping DNA for Medical Research
A collaborative project between Kaiser Permanente, UC-San Francisco and research equipment developer Affymetrix has genotyped the DNA of 100,000 people in 15 months. The $24.8 million study, which is funded by NIH, aims to examine how genetic factors combine with environmental factors to affect an individual's risk of disease and treatment response. About 180,000 Kaiser members have signed up for the project so far, and researchers hope to increase that number to 500,000.
- "UCSF, Kaiser Unlock Genetic Data in 100K Study" (Leuty, "Biotech SF," San Francisco Business Times, 7/21).