NEW YORK, March 19 – Celera Genomics said Monday it signed its first Taiwanese customer for the Celera Discovery System.

Vita Genomics, a start-up focused on studying diseases prevalent in Asian populations, said it would use the information and tools contained in the database to better understand diseases as well as to create diagnostics and therapies.

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