NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 - India's Tata Consultancy Services, the largest software company in Asia, launched its foray into bioinformatics on Monday by entering a research and development collaboration with a government lab.

TCS will fund research at India's Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, in Hyderabad, and raise its own bioinformatics workforce to pursue contract research and generate intellectual property with the CDFD.

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