SAN JOSE, Calif.--At the Object Management Group's meeting here on August 22-27, its Life Sciences Research task force will be accepting revised responses to its request for proposed standards for biomolecular sequence analysis and genomic maps, according to David Benton, task force cochairman and a member of SmithKline Beecham's Advanced Information Technology department. Benton said an adoption vote would likely take place at a meeting in November in Cambridge, Mass.

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