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University of Alabama at Birmingham Subcribes to DoubleTwist s Prophecy System

NEW YORK, July 2 – The University of Alabama at Birmingham has purchased a three-year subscription to DoubleTwist’s Prophecy database and tools, the companies announced Monday.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Prophecy system includes the Prophecy Toolkit, a data integration software platform for the company’s annotated human genome database. The Prophecy Toolkit was introduced in January.

Using a suite of UNIX-based software programs, the Toolkit integrates DoubleTwist’s Prophecy annotated sequence database with customers’ own data, providing a common environment for comparing and visualizing data from disparate sources, according to the company. The Toolkit can merge protein and nucleotide sequences, raw BLAST results, and other annotation conforming to Prophecy XML, including Smith-Waterman results.

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