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Netherlands University Licenses DNAStar Software for Plant Programs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands has licensed DNAStar’s sequence analysis software, DNAStar said today.
 
Under the site license agreement, Wageningen scientists at the Department of Plant Science and at Plant Research International — both part of the university — will use the software in their sequence analysis projects, the company said.
 
The Madison, Wis.-based company said the Lasergene software is used in assembly, visualization, and analysis operations on data generated through Sanger sequencing and next generation platforms from Roche 454 and Illumina.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
 

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Right Whales' Decline

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.