NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fox Chase Cancer Center's Keystone Program in Blood Cell Development and Cancer has acquired a site license for two bioinformatics software programs from BioDiscovery.

The El Segundo, Calif.-based bioinformatics firm said that the Keystone Program will use the firm's Nexus Copy Number and Nexus Expression tools for DNA copy number and RNA expression analysis from microarray data.

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