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Prague Biotech Institutes Using DNAStar's Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two research institutes in Prague, Czech Republic, will use DNAStar’s software for sequence analysis under a multi-site license agreement, the Madison, Wis.-based company said today.
Under the agreement, two units of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic will access the Lasergene sequence analysis software for an unlimited number of users for a four-year period.
The agreement gives the Institute of Molecular Genetics and the Institute of Biotechnology access to the software, which offers a range of analysis tools for use in traditional and next-generation sequence analysis projects.
Financial terms of the agreements were not released.

The Scan

And Back

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Lacks Family Hires Attorney

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For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.