Nucleic Acids Research has published its annual database issue, which includes papers describing 719 molecular biology data resources, 171 more than the 2004 database issue. The issue is freely available to subscribers and non-subscribers at http://nar.oupjournals.org/content/vol33/suppl_1/.
The University of California Santa Cruz Genome Bioinformatics Group has released a genome browser for the Apis mellifera (honeybee) assembly at http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgGateway?db=apiMel1. The assembly is around 213 Mb.
GenBank release 145.0 is now available via ftp from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/. The release contains 44,575,745,176 base pairs and 40,604,319 entries. Uncompressed, the 144.0 flat files require about 153 GB for the sequence files only. The ASN.1 version requires around 133 GB.