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BioInform s Licensing Roundup: May 16, 2005

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BioInform's Licensing Roundup: April's Software, Database, and IT Deals
Company Product Licensees
Software GeneGo MetaCore Organon
Genomatica SimPheny DSM
Ingenuity Ingenuity Pathway Analysis National Cancer Institute
Spotfire DecisionSite for Functional Genomics Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, German Cancer Research Center
Databases Integrated Genomics ERGO National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Jubilant Biosys Kinase Chembiobase Eisai
IT Infrastructure Apple 125-node Xserve G5 cluster University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health
Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research
Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research
SGI 32-processor Altix cluster AstraZeneca
64-processor Altix cluster University of Ulster's Bioinformatics Research Group

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Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.

Study Tracks Outcomes in Children Born to Zika Virus-Infected Mothers

By following pregnancy outcomes for women with RT-PCR-confirmed Zika virus infections, researchers saw in Lancet Regional Health congenital abnormalities in roughly one-third of live-born children.

Team Presents Benchmark Study of RNA Classification Tools

With more than 135 transcriptomic datasets, researchers tested two dozen coding and non-coding RNA classification tools, establishing a set of potentially misclassified transcripts, as they report in Nucleic Acids Research.

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Pathogenic BRCA1 Mutation May Be Modified by Repeats

Several variable number tandem repeats appear to impact breast cancer risk and age at diagnosis in almost 350 individuals carrying a risky Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA1 founder mutation.