MANCHESTER, UK--Bioinformatics software vendors and users have until August 24 to decide if they want to propose common standards for sharable software objects used to analyze genetic sequences. That deadline was set by a formal request for proposals approved here in late March by a committee of the Object Management Group, a nonprofit computer industry consortium that promotes interoperable software based on Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA).

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