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DNAStar Extends Lasergene License to Memorial Sloan-Kettering

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNAStar has extended its site license agreement with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for the Lasergene sequence analysis software, DNAStar said today.
 
Under the three-year agreement, the software will be available to all of the researchers at MSKCC’s New York City location.
 
The cancer center first licensed the software, which can be used for assembly and analysis applications for conventional and next-generation sequencing programs, in 2000.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

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