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Two More Universities Join Open Bio's RNAi Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Open Biosystems said today that the Universities of Queensland and Copenhagen each have joined the firm’s Open Access RNAi Program.
 
The program provides researchers at the schools with access to Open Biosystems’ lentiviral shRNAmir human and mouse libraries.
 
Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Diamantine Institute will have access to the libraries, while University of Copenhagen’s Biotech Research and Innovation Center is included in that school’s license.

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