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UMB Nursing School Licenses GeneGo Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore will use GeneGo's pathway analysis and knowledge mining software under a new license agreement, GeneGo said today.

The most recent MetaCore 6.0 suite includes interactome analysis tools and links to Sigma-Aldrich for users seeking to buy compounds.

"We prefer the coverage and quality of disease annotation, as well as the rodent specific pathway analysis, which is critical to seeing species differences," UMB's Center for Pain Studies Director Susan Dorsey said in a statement.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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