THE WOODLANDS, Texas--Lexicon Genetics is using Paracel's GeneMatcher genomic data search accelerator to assist its efforts to characterize the biologic function of new genes being discovered through Lexicon's gene-trapping technology and bioinformatics platform.

"The incorporation of Paracel's GeneMatcher into our bioinformatics analysis data flow has vastly accelerated the identification of valuable drug targets and therapeutic proteins contained in Lexicon's Human Gene Trap database," said Christophe Person, director of informatics at Lexicon Genetics.

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