Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sandia Labs, Genomics Firm To Collaborate.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: John Fleck Journal Staff Writer

Sandia National Laboratories will sign a deal today with biotech powerhouse Celera Genomics to work together developing powerful new supercomputers.

Celera needs high-speed computers to crunch genetic data, while Sandia needs similar technology for defense research, Sandia spokesman Neal Singer said Thursday.

The two will team up with Compaq Computer Corp. on the project.

Celera is the company that in June completed a rough draft of a detailed map of the entire human genome, the DNA blueprint for human life. …

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