NEW YORK, Feb 22 - Celera’s Chinese subsidiary Shanghai GeneCore Biotechnologies and Macrogen of South Korea have penned an agreement to jointly develop a SNP database, The Korea Times said Wednesday.

Macrogen, which offers custom sequencing services and has developed DNA chips as well as a set of customized transgenic mice, is currently exploring SNP patterns in the Korean population as part of its effort to branch into personalized medicine.

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