Applied Immune Sciences Inc. said Tuesday it has received a$50,000 Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institutes ofHealth.

The Menlo Park, Calif., company (NASDAQ:AISX) is conducting genetherapy research that could help provide a treatment for suchdisroders as hemophilia, sickle cell anemia and ADA enzymedeficiency. The company said it is investigating the human adeno-associated virus (AAV), which has the ability to enter humancells without causing disease while carrying with it the genesneeded to correct genetic disorders.

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