GenomeQuest said this week that users of its sequence data management platform now have access to a new genome read mapping tool as a result of a licensing agreement it has signed with the French National Center for Scientific Research, or INRIA.

The company said that it has worked with INRIA to integrate the Global Alignment Short Sequence Search Tool, or GASSST, into the GenomeQuest Engine and that users can deploy the combined tools' capabilities locally or access them through GQ's hosted service.

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