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TIGR Picks Paracel s TranscriptAssembler

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.

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