With its recently hatched plan to “vigorously” market its bioinformatics tools, DeCode Genetics may soon be perceived as a key player in the sector, said Kari Stefansson, president and CEO.

“We are still much better known for our gene finding and discovery, but I predict that pretty soon we will become equally well known for the software systems we are developing,” Stefansson said.

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