NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A grant and license agreement involving the UK’s Wellcome Trust, the Belgian company Galapagos, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute will open up the rights to databases held by Galapagos division BioFocus DPI for use by public research communities.
 

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