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New Product Watch: Mar 3, 2009


BASE 2.10 has been released. New features include a Biomaterial LIMS system. BASE is a free web-based database solution for microarray analysis data developed at Lund University.

The software can be downloaded here.

Scientia Advisors last week launched ScientiaNET — a proprietary network of more than 10,000 experts on life science tools and technologies, medical devices, diagnostics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, functional foods, and regulatory issues.

ScientiaNET enables clients to consult and interact with network members and makes it possible for the Cambridge, Mass.-based life sciences consultancy to carry out custom-tailored electronic surveys of its expert base.

The network will also be used to organize roundtable discussions and events that will allow clients to meet with industry and academic experts in interactive and educational settings.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.