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Max Planck Signs on for DoubleTwist.Com

NEW YORK, April 30 – DoubleTwist said Monday that the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen, Germany has signed up for, giving the institute access to the Annotated Human Genome Database and Annotated Human and Mouse Gene Indices.

“We were impressed with the level of annotation provided by DoubleTwist for its human and mouse databases, and were especially interested in gaining access to DoubleTwist's new Annotated Mouse Gene Index to advance our research in mouse genetics,” Peter Gruss, director of the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, said in a statement.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The DoubleTwist Annotated Human Genome Database is an annotated source of human genomic DNA sequences. The DoubleTwist Annotated Human and Mouse Gene Indices contain expressed gene sequences that have been computationally processed to provide functional characterizations and to highlight genetic polymorphisms, such as alternative splice variants.

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry conducts research on the dynamics and spectroscopy of molecules in crystals, liquids, clusters, and gases, the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules, and the molecular genetic analysis of pattern formation processes during the development of drosophila and mouse.

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