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NCI Strikes Deal to Access Celera s Databases

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.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.