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Genedata Extends Software License with U of Minnesota

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Genedata has extended a collaborative agreement involving a license for its Expressionist gene expression analysis software with the Supercomputing Institute for Digital Simulation and Advanced Computation of the University of Minnesota, the company said today.

Scientists at the institute are using the enterprise software system to identify genes involved in allergen sensitivity in asthma, autoimmune diseases, lung rejection, multiple sclerosis, and reproductive and vegetative development in plants.

Genedata did not disclose any terms of the current agreement with the University of Minnestota, or how it expands on the previous agreement.  

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