NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The X Prize Foundation today said that a new Taiwan-based group, called Cracker, has been accepted to compete for the foundation's $10 million Archon X Prize for Genomics.

The group, which is based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the first Asia-based contender for the prize and eighth contender overall, according to the foundation. Cracker was launched in 2007 and received funding from the Industrial Technology Research Institute.

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