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 http://www.ebi.ac.uk/goldman/kav/.
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 http://www.uniprot.org or by ftp at ftp://ftp.uniprot.org/pub/databases/uniprot/.
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 http://allometra.com/ath_fasta_mpss.shtml.
Ensembl release 19.2 is available at http://www.ensembl.org/. New data includes the first Ensembl gene build for the NCBI build 32 mouse assembly, and zebrafish whole-genome-shotgun assembly sequence.