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GSK Renews Site License for Golden Helix's Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Golden Helix said today that GlaxoSmithKline has renewed a site license for its HelixTree genetic analysis software.
 
HelixTree is a statistical analysis package for analyzing data from whole-genome association studies.
 
Golden Helix said it initially developed the software in 1998 through a collaboration with GSK.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

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