Wolfram Research released Mathematica 7 on Tuesday. This version of the mathematical, statistical, and visualization software includes the human genome. "Researchers can, for example, find the chromosome location for a particular genetic sequence," writes Stephen Shankland at Cnet News. This release is also supposed to have better image processing techniques and an improved ability to run on multicore processors.

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