NEW YORK, Dec 5 – Celera would neither confirm nor deny on Tuesday that it is in talks to sell a database subscription to the Israeli government.

“I can’t confirm or deny” this story, Celera spokeswoman Heather Kowalski told GenomeWeb. “When we do any kind of deal we make an announcement.”

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