Genencor Licenses the ERGO™ Genomics Platform from Integrated Genomics
News Mar 02, 2007
Integrated Genomics announced that Genencor the biotechnology division of Danisco A/S that develops enzymes and bio-products, has licensed the ERGO™ bioinformatics software system to characterize and optimize microbial products used in reducing the environmental impact of the cleaning, textiles, oil and chemical industries.
ERGO™ is a powerful software platform for analyzing genome sequences and performing gene annotations, metabolic reconstructions, and other gene analyses and comparisons.
Optimized for analysis of microorganisms, ERGO™ integrates biological data from genomics, biochemistry, gene expression studies, genetics and literature.
Reaching beyond conventional systems for functional analysis of DNA sequences, Integrated Genomics' platform combines pattern-based analysis with comparative genomics and enables visualization of genes in the contexts of regulation, gene expression data, phylogeny, chromosomal neighborhoods and identification of natural gene fusions.
ERGO™ contains more than 1145 genomes at various stages of completion, as well as the largest available collection of networked cellular pathways.
China is poised to introduce a new regulation on gene editing in humans. A draft of the country’s new civil code lists human genes and embryos in a section on personality rights to be protected. Experiments on genes in adults or embryos that endanger human health or violate ethical norms can accordingly be seen as a violation of a person’s fundamental rights.READ MORE