Incyte Backs Stanford Gene Ontology Project As Effort Finds Itself at Standards Crossroads | GenomeWeb

A recent “substantial” gift from Incyte Genomics will help Stanford’s Gene Ontology project expand its ontologies and make them more useful, said Stanford’s Michael Cherry, who heads the project.

Cherry declined to disclose the amount of the gift, which is the first step in a collaboration between Incyte and the Gene Ontology Consortium. Cherry said that Incyte’s expertise in annotating its own databases would be a significant factor in the collaboration.

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