Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science has signed DoubleTwist as the first commercial licensee for its GeneCards Encyclopedia, a Web-based interface through which researchers can access biomedical information about the structure and function of human genes, a source close to the project said.

A spokesman from Yeda, the technology transfer arm of the Weizmann Institute, confirmed that a commercial entity is licensing GeneCards, although he declined to disclose the identity of the company or the financial details of the licensing agreement.

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