CLC bio and Striking Development have released the Paracel BLAST plug-in for CLC Genomics Server.
According to the developers, Paracel BLAST, a commercially-supported Blast solution for parallel computing, is able to use hundreds or even thousands of nodes in a computer cluster allowing users to conduct large Blast searches
The release is in line with CLC bio’s newly launched strategy to allow third-party developers create plug-ins for its platform (BI 02/11/2011).
The Genome Browser team at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released the latest version of the chimpanzee genome.
This assembly covers about 97 percent of the genome and is based on 6X sequence coverage. It comprises 192,898 contigs with an N50 length of 44
kb and 33,990 supercontigs with an N50 length of 8.4 Mb.
Dalliance 0.6 is available here.
The release offers better DAS/1.6 support, including complex features defined using the PART/PARENT system, keyboard navigation improvements, direct export of the current display in SVG or PDF format, and binary data support.