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Downloads and Upgrades: Accelrys ELN; CySBGN 1.1; LabKey Server 12.2; and more

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Accelrys has released a new version of Symyx Notebook, the company’s enterprise electronic laboratory notebook.

The release includes a new scientific spreadsheet for use in planning, executing, and tracking a wide range of biological experiments as well as project tracking and optimization software.


The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements Data Coordination Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released new data for six tracks and corrections to one track on the hg19 genome browser.

These tracks now include several new experiments, cell lines, and antibodies


A new version of the CySBGN plugin for Cytoscape is available here.

Version 1.1 of the plugin extends Cytoscape features to Systems Biology Graphical Notation diagrams by providing support to import, validate, and export the layout of diagrams stored in SBGN-ML format. It also lets users save, load, query, and validate SBGN-ML files, among other features.


Labkey Software has released LabKey Server 12.2.

The release offers new visualization tools; improved Luminex, Illumina, and ELISpot pipelines; and makes it easier for users to combine flow cytometry results with demographic, clinical, and assay data, among other updates.

LabKey Software also said this week that it is partnering with De Novo Software, which develops and markets FCS Express, a flow cytometry data analysis tool.

The partners plan to work together to allow FCS Express users to import their results into LabKey Server and run management and data integration tools. Full support for these workflows is expected in early 2013.


The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.