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Harvard Grants Golden Helix Sweeping Rights to PBAT Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Harvard University has granted Golden Helix exclusive rights to its statistical software that analyzes family-based association studies, Golden Helix said today.
The worldwide, royalty-bearing license gives Golden Helix the right to use, copy, and make improvements to the PBAT program. The company can also sell licenses for commercial and non-profit research.
PBAT implements a two-step method of identifying and testing genes that may contribute to disease. Christoph Lange and Nan Laird of the Harvard School of Public Health developed the method for the program.
The software was available from Lange’s web site as a command-line interface. Golden Helix has developed a version with a graphical interface that can be used as a stand-along application or with its HelixTree Genetic Analysis Software.
Financial details were not disclosed.

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