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DoubleTwist and EraGen Partner, Berlex Buys Tools



AKLAND, Calif.--DoubleTwist and EraGen Biosciences announced a partnership that will provide proprietary data from EraGen’s Master Catalog to users of the life sciences portal, Master Catalog, a functional genomics database that provides an annotated version of GenBank organized by evolutionary modules, will be added to the data sources that the DoubleTwist research agents search based on a user’s scientific questions.

Berlex Laboratories has licensed DoubleTwist’s Clustering and Alignment Tools, which enable companies to cluster and align high volumes of expressed sequence tags and genomic sequences into full-length gene sequences suitable for gene indexing and other applications in drug discovery.

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