Some MGEDIII participants chose to stick around after last week’s meeting and spend the remainder of their weekend hammering out the details of the revised proposal for the gene expression data format to be submitted to the Object Management Group on June 18.

The format combines the features of proposals from NetGenics, Rosetta Inpharmatics (whose proposal included the Gene Expression Markup Language), and the European Bioinformatics Institute (whose proposal included the Microarray Markup Language).

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