Collaborative Research Inc. announced that it has received a$100,000 contract from the National Institute of EnvironmentalHealth Sciences to screen DNA samples for mutations. Thecontract is for one year, with four one-year options.

The Waltham, Mass., company (NASDAQ:CRIC) also announcedthat it has received a $500,000, two-year Phase II smallbusiness innovation research (SBIR) grant from the NationalCenter for Human Genome Research to complete thedevelopment of high-resolution genetic linkage maps of humanchromosomes 10 and 20. The chromosomes have already beenshown to contain unknown genes that are involved in type II(adult onset) diabetes and medullary endocrine neoplasia type2A.

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