NEW YORK, Aug. 8 – Lexicon Genetics said on Wednesday that Bristol-Myers Squibb has chosen certain drug targets from Lexicon’s LexVision library of mouse gene knockout data to move into drug development.

The drug giant's decision is significant, Lexicon Chief Financial Officer Julia Gregory told GenomeWeb , because it is the first time a subscriber to the database has identified particularly promising drug targets.

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