Biosis, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that accumulates and organizes abstracts and bibliographic references to biomedical literature, has collaborated with TheScientificWorld of Boynton Beach, Fla., to launch methodsBase, a research tool available through www.thescientificworld.com. The tool features links to full-text journal articles, patents, and services for procuring laboratory and biological resources.
Updated weekly, methodsBase currently performs free-text searches on more than 175,000 classified and indexed records selected from scientific journals, books, conference proceedings, patents, protocols, and websites.
Israel’s Weizmann Institute has made version 2.23 of the GeneCards database of human genes available at http://bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il/cards.
The latest release includes 27,612 genes and 51 gene clusters, an expanded SNPs section, and gene description information for C. elegans homologs.
Genops Bioinformatics has ported its sequence analysis platform, Ngene, to Mac OS X and has added an evaluation version to the Windows-based trial already available from www.genops.com/down- load/default.htm.