NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics firm KeyGene and startup bioinformatics company Genalice today announced a deal aimed at improving plant DNA analysis.

As part of the agreement, KeyGene will license Genalice MAP, a short-read alignment tool, which processes raw next-generation sequencing data into a small and easily manageable file for low-cost storage or further analysis.

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