NIH ESTABLISHES TWO MORE RESEARCH CENTERSThe National Institutes of Health awarded a total of $3.9 millionunder the Human Genome Project to establish two moreresearch centers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City andBaylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Utah is to receive $2.1 million in the first year of a five-yeargrant to develop DNA markers for linking genetic and physicalmaps of the human genome. Baylor is to get $1.8 million undera five-year grant to make physical maps of humanchromosomes X and 17 using yeast artificial chromosomes. TheNIH funds other project centers at Washington University in St.Louis, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, theUniversity of Michigan and the University of California, SanFrancisco.


Squibb Diagnostics, a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., ofPrinceton, N.J., said it licensed from Advanced Magnetics Inc. ofCambridge, Mass., two contrast agents for use in magneticresonance imaging. Squibb said it will obtain exclusive rights inNorth America and certain other countries to AMI-HS andAMI-227 in exchange for $10 million in staged licensing fees.

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