NEW YORK, Oct. 23 - Celera Genomics has turned its gaze heavenward in its quest for more powerful bioinformatics.

The genomic pioneer has inked a deal with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to license its Operational Pipeline Unified Systems software package, a system originally designed to process data collected by the Hubble telescope, AURA said on Tuesday.

Financial terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

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