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NCI Extends License for Partek Genomics Suite

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Cancer Institute has renewed its site license for Partek’s Genomics Suite software, Partek said today.
NCI initially licensed the statistical and visual analysis package last September.
The software may be used to display alternative splice events, exon-level and copy number alteration, mapping sites of protein and DNA interaction, and has import and annotation capabilities for two-color arrays, Partek said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
The Scan

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