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DiscoveryInsight for Neuroscience, BioAdviser 1.0, Saccharomyces Genome Database, Gscope, Knowledge Editor


BioWisdom of Cambridge, UK, has launched DiscoveryInsight for Neuroscience, a proprietary set of biomedical ontologies covering more than 1,300 clinical neurological and psychiatric disorders, 600 anatomical terms for brain and spinal cord, 700 drugs used in the treatment of CNS disease, and molecular targets. The system is available under an annual license, which includes support and updates to the BioWisdom ontologies, on a per-seat or per-site basis. Customers can choose any number of available ontologies.


Krakow-based FQS Poland has released BioAdviser 1.0, software for displaying, analyzing, and manipulating 3D structures of biological macromolecules. Further information is available at:

The Saccharomyces Genome Database is now hosting VectorDB, a collection of annotations and sequence information for more than 2,600 vectors commonly used in molecular biology, including yeast and E. coli. Stephen Misener, the founder of VectorDB, transferred the responsibility of hosting and maintaining the resource to SGD at Stanford University, and it is available at:


Japan’s Riken has released two visualization and analytical tools for gene expression in the context of metabolic pathways. Gscope, a visualization tool for biomolecular networks, and Knowledge Editor, a program for drawing pathway and network graphs, are both available at:


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New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.