FOSTER CITY, Calif.--PE GenScope, a part of PE Biosystems in the life-science division of Perkin-Elmer, announced last week that it has developed what it called the world's most comprehensive rat gene database. The database of 30,000 genes was compiled in three months using the company's proprietary GeneTag technology, which has been applied to global gene expression and discovery and is a means for generating gene sequence databases.

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