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Sun in Consortium to Create India Center of Excellence in Medical Bioinformatics

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Sun Microsystems has signed a memorandum of understanding with India's Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics to join a consortium developing a center of excellence in medical bioinformatics, according to reports in the India press and verified by a Sun spokesperson.

The proposed center, which is expected to begin functioning by December in Gandipet, India, would be one of Sun's nine centers of excellence in bioinformatics, and would function as the national node of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network in Andhra Pradesh.

The consortium includes the government of Andhra Pradesh, and the information technology consultancy Tata Consultancy Services. Sun will provide an investment of approximately $5 million.


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