NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – FedCentric Technologies today announced it has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to develop a data analytics platform for cancer research.

FedCentric has recruited mathematicians and computer scientists who will work with FNLCR researcher Jack Collins to create high-performance data analytics (HPDA) software to provide insight into the genetic roots of cancer.

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