ROCKVILLE, Md.--The Institute for Genomic Research and Neomorphic of Berkeley, Calif., have teamed up to develop new annotation software with the immediate goal of assisting in TIGR's Arabidopsis sequencing project. In the future however, both organizations plan to apply it to other genomes, such as the rice and human genomes, David Kulp, Neomorphic's vice-president of research, told BioInform. "TIGR needed a mechanism to allow its biologists to sit down in front of the data, look at all of the available evidence, and make curated annotations," observed Kulp.

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