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Molecular Connections Provides Literature Mining Services to Altana Research Institute

NEW YORK, June 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Molecular Connections will mine the scientific literature for the Altana Research Institute, the Bangalore, India-based text-mining company said yesterday.


Scientists from Molecular Connections will search thousands of articles and other public information on genes affecting a specific disease condition for ARI, which is based in Waltham, Mass., and prepare reports based on their findings.


Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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