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Biobank featured in Dallas Business Journal

Hitting that milestone could attract dollars for genetic research at the Cooper Institute/UT Southwestern venture

Dallas Business Journal - by Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011, 5:00am CDT

A research partnership between the Cooper Institute and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center seeking insight into the genetic makeup of healthy people has crossed a critical milestone, which could open the door to grant funding for further research.

The Dallas-based Cooper Institute and UT Southwestern are collecting blood and DNA samples from Cooper Clinic patients and volunteers, then matching them against health information in a database the clinic has kept for 40 years. Researchers look for associations between gene patterns and biological characteristics.

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