NEW YORK, July 9 - Celera Genomics and the National Cancer Institute have entered into an agreement of understanding for NCI's use of Celera's databases, the organizations announced Monday.

The signed memorandum of understanding outlines the terms and conditions for individual NCI investigators to choose to purchase access to Celera's Discovery System, including analytical tools and databases such as the fruit fly, human, and mouse genomes.

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