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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 Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.