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Downloads and Upgrades: EagleCore, BioJava Legacy 1.9.1, and UCSC Genome Browser


Eagle Genomics has launched Eaglecore, its new cloud-based software platform for bioinformatics research.

According to the company, the new platform will help researchers capture data from new experiments as well as import legacy data import. They'll also be able to annotate their research and development data with external metadata, describing its provenance and content using an established experimentalist-based hierarchical data model. The metadata can be used to mine for previously unknown connections between existing datasets in the archives and to identify new hypotheses. The data can also be exported and shared amongst internal and external collaborators. Other features allow researchers to monitor and track their data throughout its lifecycle and ensure it is cross referenced with the most relevant external data sources and techniques.

Eaglecore is currently being trialed by Genomics England, a company funded by the UK Department of Health which supports the efforts to map 100,000 whole genomes of NHS patients with cancer or rare diseases by 2017.

BioJava Legacy 1.9.1 is available here as well as from the maven central repository.

The genome browser group at the University of California, Santa Cruz said this week that much of the data from the FaceBase consortium is now available in the UCSC Genome Browser as a public track hub.

This track hub includes data from numerous experiments focused on craniofacial development in mice and humans, with tracks for the mm9, mm10, hg18, and hg19 assemblies.

The genome browser group also said this week that the most up-to-date information about the ENCODE project is now available here.

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