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BioInform's Licensing Roundup: August's Software, Database, and IT Deals

BioInform's Licensing Roundup: August's Software, Database, and IT Deal
Company Product Licensees
Software Accelrys (Scitegic subsidiary) Pipeline Pilot Trinity College Dublin
BioFortis LabMatrix National Eye Institute
GeneGo Metacore Galapagos, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Genomatix Software Genomatix Microarray Analysis Pipeline Technical University Munich
Integrated Genomics ERGO Mascoma
Nonlinear Dynamics SameSpots BioMachines (to use software as part of services offering)
Rosetta Biosoftware Rosetta Resolver National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SmartGene Integrated Database Network System Arup Laboratories
Databases Aureus Pharma AurWeb Origenis
IT Infrastructure Sun Microsystems 3 Sun Fire x64 servers running Linux The Institute for Genomic Research

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Cancer Patients Report Quality of Life Benefits for Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

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Researchers Compare WGS, Exome Sequencing-Based Mendelian Disease Diagnosis

Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.