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Downloads and Upgrades: Cytoscape.js 2.0.0, ChemAxon 6.0, Floragenex Analytics Service, and more


Cytoscape.js 2.0.0 is available here.

This version of the tool, according to the developers, performs better than Cytoscape Web, includes built-in support for touch devices, gesture support, core extensions, UI plugins, and an intuitive API modeled after jQuery among other updates.

Also available from the Cytoscape app store are two GPU-accelerated plugins for Cytoscape 2.6.x, 2.7.x, and 2.8.x.

AllegroMCODE 2.0 helps users find clusters, or highly interconnected groups of nodes in huge complex networks such as a protein interaction networks. It is designed for the fast analysis, low memory consumption, and interactive cluster exploring without creating a network view.

AllegroLayout 1.0 is a graph layout plugin designed for large-scale networks that offers features such as force-based layout algorithms and real-time layout animation.

This week, ChemAxon launched version 6 of its cheminformatics suite.

The release introduces four new products: Marvin for JavaScript, Instant JChem Web Client, REST Web Services, and the Plexus project, a web-based discovery application for bench scientists. The release also includes enhancements that the company says improve user experience, computational performance, and collaboration support to enable more effective chemistry data management.

These include improved integration with Microsoft Office, new search features and indexing support for ISIS and ChemDraw Excel workbooks in JChem for SharePoint, and enhanced compound registration capabilities, including project-related data storage.

Floragenex has launched a new analytics service that will be part of its newly minted genomics service.

According to the company, the analytics arm will develop low cost cloud-based bioinformatics tools for the service. Two other arms of the offering include Floragenex Discovery, which will provide expertise in SNP marker development, and Floragenex Genotyping, which will support clients interested in genotyping solutions using next-gen DNA sequencing.

Simulations Plus has released ADMET Predictor 6.5, the latest version of its program predicting molecular properties from structure.

The release includes 18 new models that predict metabolic rate parameters for each atom in a molecule likely to be metabolized by certain Cytochrome P450 enzymes; a new method that provides confidence levels for predictions from classification models; updated rules for ADMET Risk for metabolism and toxicity; and enhanced multidimensional graphics for easier data interpretation among other updates.

The Scan

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.

Using Bees to Gain Insights into Urban Microbiomes

As bees buzz around, they pick up debris that provides insight into the metagenome of their surroundings, researchers report in Environmental Microbiome.

Age, Genetic Risk Tied to Blood Lipid Changes in New Study

A study appearing in JAMA Network Open suggests strategies to address high lipid levels should focus on individuals with high genetic risk and at specific ages.

Study Examines Insights Gained by Adjunct Trio RNA Sequencing in Complex Pediatric Disease Cases

Researchers in AJHG explore the diagnostic utility of adding parent-child RNA-seq to genome sequencing in dozens of families with complex, undiagnosed genetic disease.