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US Army Licenses GeneGo's MetaCore for Toxicity Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Army has extended its license to use GeneGo’s software for biomarker research in its toxicity programs, the company said today.
 
The Army’s Center for Environmental Health Research will use the company’s MetaCore software to identify biomarkers for exposure to toxic industrial chemicals and materials.
 
The MetaCore software is designed for researchers involved in target selection and validation and identification of biomarkers for diseases and toxicology.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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