Applied Biosystems recently released version 5.0 of its PANTHER database of “protein families, subfamilies, functions, and pathways,” the company said this week in a statement. The new vesion includes “interactive resources” for associating protein families with biological pathways, and “tools” for analyzing gene-expression data as they relate to molecular functions, biological processes, and pathways, said ABI. The database is available here.
Sigma released its GenomePlex whole genome-amplification product last week, said the company in a statement. The kit uses a proprietary amplification method for “robust and accurate” amplification of “limited” source DNA in “fewer than three hours.”