SRA International

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SRA International, a provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, said today that it has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SRA International today announced a task order amounting to up to $9.7 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to provide "comprehensive" information technology support.

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SRA International has tapped John Greene to serve as its senior director of bioinformatics.

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SRA International will provide genomics and other biological support services for the National Toxicology Program.

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The company will use the funds to continue to support The Cancer Genome Atlas's Data Coordinating Center.

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