SCREENING TEST FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS CARRIERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$964,843.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1984
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
482
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Integrated Genetics Inc.
51 New York Ave., Framingham, MA, 01701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Edward G. Berstein
 (617) 875-1336
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CYSTIC FIBROSIS (CF) IS A LETHAL GENETIC DISEASE AFFECTING THE WHITE POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO USE RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY TO GAIN THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO DESIGN A TEST FOR CF GENE CARRIERS. IN THIS PROJECT LYMPHOBLASTOID CELL LINES WILL BE ESTABLISHES FROM MEMBERS OF LARGE CF PEDIGREES TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF DNA FROM FAMILY MEMBERS. LATER, THIS DNA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE GENOTYPE OF EACH INDI- VIDUAL USING DNA PROBES THAT DETECT RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISMS. THE CHROMOSOMAL LOCATION OF THE CF GENE WILL BE DETERMINED BY GENETIC LINKAGE TO SUCH DNA MARKERS. CHROMOSOME SPECIFIC CLONING PROCEDURES WILL THEN BE APPLIED TO CLONING AND CHARACTERIZING THE GENE CAUSING CF. THIS INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CF GENE PRO- DUCT WILL BE USED TO DESIGN A RELIABLE TEST FOR CF GENE CARRIERS THAT COULD BE USED TO SCREEN ALL ADULTS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION.

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