The University of Washington has granted Geospiza a license to sell RepeatMasker, a popular sequencing analysis program that identifies and masks repeat sequences — or so called junk DNA.

Geospiza, a Seattle-based bioinformatics software maker, paid the University of Washington a one-time license fee for the program, which was invented by a university scientist. It also agreed to grant the university long-term royalties, according to Geospiza’s president, Todd Smith, although the parties did not disclose the specific financial terms of the agreement.

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