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US Patent 8,275,557. Computer-implemented method and computer-based system for validating DNA sequencing data. Inventor: Stefan Emler. Assignee: SmartGene

Describes a computerized method of validating DNA fragments using reference sequences.


US Patent 8,275,555. Method and system for comparative genomics. Inventors: Gad Landau, Laxmi Priya Parida, Oren Weimann. Assignee: International Business Machines

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