COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY--Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Orion Genomics of St. Louis have announced a deal that could have important implications for the application of bioinformatics to plant genomics. Orion has signed an exclusive license for new gene discovery technology invented at the laboratory. The technology, called methyl filtration, is a biological method that sifts out noncoding DNA for faster and more cost-effective sequencing of large, complex plant genomes, such as those of maize and wheat.

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