Cytoscape 2.6.0 is available here.
The latest version of the open-source network-visualization platform includes several improvements, including a web service client manager; access to Pathway Commons, IntAct, and NCBI Entrez Gene; synonym import from BioMart; a network manager that supports multiple network selection; and improved label positioning.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released a new version of the miRBase database of published microRNA sequences and associated annotation.
Version 11.0 of miRBase, available here, contains 6,396 entries representing hairpin precursor miRNAs, expressing 6,211 mature miRNA products, in primates, rodents, birds, fish, worms, flies, plants, and viruses.
Biojava 1.6 is available here.
The new release, based on Java 1.5+, includes an improved phylogenetics package, an updated PDB file parser, and other improvements.
Version 2.9.25 of the MIRA 2.9.25 sequence assembler is available here.
MIRA 2.9.25 now includes mapping assemblies of Illumina Genome Analyzer reads, SNP detection with Illumina GA reads, an improved command-line interface, simplified handling of hybrid assemblies that involve Sanger, 454, and Illumina GA reads, and other new features.
Simcyp has released a new version of the Simcyp Pediatric Simulator, a modeling and simulation platform that models pharmacokinetic behavior in “virtual populations” of children to help drugmakers better predict dosing for pediatric medications.
Simcyp Pediatric 2008 is available as a module for the company’s Simcyp Population-based ADME Simulator.