NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Italy has signed up to be a partner in the European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) project, an effort to create a hub to house and share genomic, proteomic, and other biological research information across Europe.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) said today that Italy has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding to join EMBL and 11 other partnering nations, giving Italy membership on ELIXIR's interim board, which is negotiating the final legal and governing structure of the resource.

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