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NimbleGen researcher to lead $415K DNA project

Madison, Wis. - NimbleGen Systems scientist Thomas Albert will lead a federally funded investigation into new and innovative uses for microarray technology in DNA sequence analysis, the company announced.

Albert, director of advanced research for NimbleGen, will be the lead investigator on a two-year, $415,000 grant award that is part of the federal government's $3.4 million Cancer Genome Atlas pilot project.

His work will expand on earlier NimbleGen research into new uses of microarray technology for the selection of genomic regions for DNA sequence analysis. The company believes targeted sequencing can lead to the development of advanced analytical capabilities that have applications in research and healthcare.

The Cancer Genome Atlas Project is being conducted by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Both organizations are part of the National Institutes of Health.

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