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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Irish DNA tracing firm IdentiGen announced today that it has won a contract to provide DNA analysis services to a Norwegian salmon breeding consortium.

The consortium is composed of salmon breeding companies Marine Harvest and SalmoBreed, along with the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Research. According to IdentiGen, it will perform DNA analysis on hundreds of thousands of fish for the consortium. Additional details of the deal were not disclosed.

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