NEW YORK, June 15 - Zygogen has partnered with NuTec Sciences to help build its database of zebrafish genome data, the company said Friday. 

The database, called Z-base, is currently in preliminary form, said Nina Sawczuk, CEO of Zygogen, and NuTec will help design the database, add new sequence information, and "structure it in a more friendly way."

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