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Bristol-Myers Selects MSI's WebLab ViewerPro; Results from MSI, SGI


SAN DIEGO, Calif.--Bristol-Myers Squibb has chosen WebLab ViewerPro from Molecular Simulations as its standard desktop molecular visualization and communication software. Using ViewerPro, researchers can construct 3D graphical models, visualize molecular structures, compute molecular geometries, analyze structural features, and incorporate molecular images into reports, web pages, and presentations.

In other news from Molecular Simulations, SGI and the software company have announced results of a functional genomics collaboration in which 22 genomes were processed and new 3D annotations for approximately 27,000 sequences were generated. New automated technology for high-throughput protein function assignment and annotation from Molecular Simulations was used to analyze genomic sequences from various public sources and generate functional assignments for their protein products. Molecular Simulations is delivering this new technology through two new software applications: Gene Atlas, a high-throughput automated pipeline for functional annotation of protein sequences on the genomic scale, and AtlasBase, the database that will store the results of GeneAtlas.

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Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.