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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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The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.