NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Open Biosystems today announced that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina have joined the firm’s Open Access RNAi Program.

The program gives academic systems access to the firm’s RNAi libraries, priority technical support, and access to library extensions and upgrades.

According to Huntsville, Ala.-based Open Biosystems, the two universities purchased access to whole-genome human and mouse lentiviral shRNA libraries developed by the RNAi Consortium and distributed by Open Bio.

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