Human Genome Sciences Inc., of Rockville, Md., has entered intocollaborations with several academic institutions to explore thebiological activity and potential medical utility of human genes newlydiscovered through the company's advanced gene-sequencingtechnology. The company declined to provide specific informationabout these collaborations. The institutions involved are:University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada (calcium metabolism);Harvard-Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, (calcium metabolism, signaltransduction); University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (coloncancer); Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, N.J. (generegulation); American Red Cross, Holland Laboratory, Rockville, Md.(growth factors); St. Jude's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. (signaltransduction); Weis Center for Research, Geisinger Clinic, Danville,Pa. (signal transduction). _ Philippa Maister
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