Progeniq has released a new version of its BioBoost FPGA-based bioinformatics accelerator that runs on Mac OS X version 10.4. The company said that BioBoost can run pairwise and multiple sequence alignment on Intel Macs up to 50 times faster than a typical processor.
 

 
Genomatix Software has released MatBase, a knowledgebase of transcription factor binding sites and protein binding domains, related literature, and more than 27,000 known transcription factors.
 

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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