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GSA Buys DNAStar's Sequence Analysis Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics company DNAStar will supply the US General Services Administration with its sequence analysis software under a new five-year agreement, the company said on Wednesday. GSA provides products to a number of government agencies.
 
The Madison, Wis.-based company said GSA will purchase its Lasergene software, which is used in DNA and protein sequence assembly and analysis, at uniform and “favorable terms.”
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

A public-private partnership plans to speed the development of gene therapies for rare genetic diseases, Stat News writes.

Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

The Wall Street Journal reports Eli Lilly has initiated a rolling submission to the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.