NEW YORK, Oct. 8 – Genomatix Software, a German bioinformatics company, said on Monday it had received a grant of 1.3 million Deutschmarks, or roughly $612,600, from the German government to develop gene-regulation software.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research awarded the grant as part of a program entitled “Bioinformatics for the Functional Analysis of Mammalian Genomes.” Genomatix said the grant would be used to enhance its efforts to identify and annotate mammalian promoters.

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