A genomic DNA library

| November 1, 2018

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A genomic DNA library is a collection of DNA fragments that make up the full-length genome of an organism. A genomic library is created by isolating DNA from cells and then amplifying it using DNA cloning technology.

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

At Achillion, we are driven to transform the lives of patients and families affected by diseases of the complement system, an integral part of the innate immune system. Scientific and clinical evidence has implicated the complement system, and specifically the complement Alternative Pathway(AP), in numerous devastating diseases and conditions. Our principal focus at Achillion is to advance our clinical-stage portfolio of orally administered factor D inhibitors into late-stage development and potential commercialization for patients with devastating disorders of the AP.

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