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DecisionSite, KalignmentViewer, UniProt, Arabidopsis Fasta files, Ensembl


Spotfire has released a new version of DecisionSite, version 7.3, with extended deployment support for Sun Java System Portal Server, Java System Directory Server, and IBM Websphere. The release includes improvements in DecisionSite for Functional Genomics, Lead Discovery, Posters, and Statistics. DecisionSite for Functional Genomics includes a new Ontology Browser that enables researchers to visualize genes using the Gene Ontology hierarchy.

The European Bioinformatics Institute has released KalignmentViewer, an interface for browsing multiple sequence alignments developed to compile and run on Linux computers with the KDE 3 desktop system, as well as Mac OSX and Windows computers equipped with Qt 3. The software is available at

The EBI, the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and the Protein Information Resource have released version 1.2 of the UniProt catalog of protein information. UniProt Release 1.2 contains 1,219,569 entries, and is available from the web at or by ftp at

Allometra has released Arabidopsis Fasta files with annotation incorporating MPSS expression data for five tissues: callus, flower, leaf, root, and silique. The files are freely available at

Ensembl release 19.2 is available at New data includes the first Ensembl gene build for the NCBI build 32 mouse assembly, and zebrafish whole-genome-shotgun assembly sequence.


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Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.

Fragile X Syndrome Mutations Found With Comprehensive Testing Method

Researchers in Clinical Chemistry found fragile X syndrome expansions and other FMR1 mutations with ties to the intellectual disability condition using a long-range PCR and long-read sequencing approach.

Team Presents Strategy for Speedy Species Detection in Metagenomic Sequence Data

A computational approach presented in PLOS Computational Biology produced fewer false-positive species identifications in simulated and authentic metagenomic sequences.

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.