NEW YORK, Feb 7 – The Israeli government began talks this week with Celera for a subscription to its database, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported Wednesday.

The newspaper said that Celera is requesting $1 million a year for a three-year subscription that would allow 150 people to use the database simultaneously. Israel has reportedly asked Celera to consider expanding the deal so that 200 scientists could use the database at the same time.

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