NEW YORK, Feb. 4 - The Institute for Genomic Research has selected Paracel's TranscriptAssembler as its EST-based transcript-assembly software, both groups said on Monday.
TIGR said it will use the technology to create and maintain future releases of its Gene Index databases.
Paracel is a unit of Celera Genomics, which until recently was run by Craig Venter. TIGR is run by Claire Fraser, Venter's wife. "TIGR licensed Paracel TranscriptAssembler following a thorough competitive evaluation," the company said in a statement.