NEW YORK, Dec. 10--The United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council has purchased a multiyear license of Silicon Genetics' gene expression data analysis software, the company said today.
About 170 environmental scientists will be able to use the company's "Enterprise Solution" package as part of efforts to apply genomic tools and knowledge to ecosystem research.
The NERC will create a central repository for microarray data, and researchers will use the software for desktop analysis.
The NERC launched its £16.5 million Environmental Genomics program in 2001. The 28 projects in that program seek to study how a variety of organisms respond and adapt to environmental changes.