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UK Genome Mapping Project to Install Silicon Genetics Microarray System

NEW YORK, April 22 - The UK Human Genome Mapping Project Research Center has purchased Silicon Genetics' GeNet microarray data management system, the company said today.


The system will enable the HGMP-RC group to efficiently share microarray data from both Affymetrix and spotted arrays with researchers in 500 UKlabs, according toTom Freeman, leader of the center's microarray group.


Silicon Genetics, of Redwood City, Calif.,  makes GeNet for enterprise-wide management of microarray data at multi-centric organizations, and GeneSpring for data analysis and visualization.

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