News of the WeekRICE SEQUENCE DATA

Syngenta Agrees to Wider Release

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Science  07 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5574, pp. 1785-1787
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5574.1785b

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TOKYO-- The company that published a draft sequence of the rice genome earlier this year has agreed to a fuller release of its data. On 23 May Syngenta, a Swiss-based agricultural biotechnology giant, announced that it would transfer the assembled sequence together with the underlying data to the publicly funded International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP), which is working on its own draft of the rice genome. The Syngenta data will be incorporated into the IRGSP sequence, which will be deposited in public databases.