NEW YORK, July 11 – In the often-contentious world of private versus public genomic initiatives, everybody appears to be happy about the National Cancer Institute’s subscription agreement with Celera Genomics.

The deal, which allows individual NCI principal investigators to use lab budgets to access the data and tools in the Celera Discovery System and mouse and SNP datasets, was six months in the making, according to sources at NCI and Celera. The agreement was announced on Monday. 

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