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Avaki, Platform Computing, Tripos, OmniGene 2.0, Whitehead Institute, SNP Consortium, Rfam 2.0


Avaki has released Avaki Data Grid 3.0, Java-based data grid software for enterprise IT environments. The software provides wide-area access to distributed data sources through a single interface. Data Grid 3.0 is available as a standalone offering, or bundled with Avaki’s Compute Grid 2.6 software.

Platform Computing has released Platform Intelligence, a data management solution that allows users to monitor the utilization, performance, and value of distributed IT resources. Platform also announced last week that will provide access to the source code for user interface commands and the first-come-first-serve scheduler in Platform LSF. Customers can download the source code from the Platform FTP site at

Tripos of St. Louis has released a new version of its computational drug discovery platform, Sybyl 6.9/Unity 4.4. The new release includes five key technology modules that allow users to design combinatorial libraries, streamline optimization of lead compounds, compute topological index descriptors based on molecular structure, analyze molecular hydropathy and hydropathic interactions, and perform rapid molecular electrostatic calculations, Tripos said.

OmniGene 2.0, a web services-based integration platform for bioinformatics tools, is now available at OmniGene team leader Brian Gilman of the Whitehead Institute said the new release includes a number of new features for haplotype analysis.

The SNP Consortium has released a new set of allele frequency data files at

Rfam 2.0, a database of multiple alignments and covariance models of non-coding RNA families, is available from and

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The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.