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Applied Biosystems Version 5.0 PANTHER and Sigma s GenomePlex


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.”

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