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ApoCom Genomics, Nonlinear Dynamics, TurboGenomics, Pfam, Accelrys


ApoCom Genomics of Knoxville, Tenn., has released GrailEXP, an enhanced version of the Grail genome sequence analysis software package. GrailEXP includes experimental and evidence-based data such as ESTs, mRNAs, cDNAs and other gene messages in the modeling process to strengthen predictions, according to ApoCom. The company is currently offering a 20 percent license discount to commercial users of GrailEXP.

Nonlinear Dynamics, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, has launched Phoretix Evolution, 2D gel analysis software positioned between the company’s low-throughput Phoretix 2D and high-throughput Progenesis products. According to Nonlinear, Phoretix Evolution utilizes some technology from the Progenesis range for advanced functionality. In addition, Nonlinear has expanded the Progenesis range with two new products: Progenesis Workstation for medium to high throughput, and Progenesis Discovery, a solution for automated high-throughput gel analysis that will be launched later this year.

TurboGenomics of New Haven, Conn., has released TurboBench 2.0, a software platform that enables distributed computing with heterogeneous mixtures of multiprocessor servers, clusters, networked desktops, and computational grids without rewriting their current applications. The Java-based infrastructure of TurboBench 2.0 is compatible with all major hardware platforms and operating systems, including Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Version 7.5 of the Pfam collection of protein domain family alignments constructed using profile hidden Markov models is available from the Pfam consortium at:,, and Pfam 7.5 contains 4,176 families.

Accelrys said its Accord Enterprise Informatics suite, the latest in its Discovery Studio line of software offerings, would be available in mid-September. The Accord suite stores and manages corporate chemical, biological screening, and inventory data.

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To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.