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Release 19 of Ensembl Genomes is available here.

The release includes new and updated genomes and associated data in Ensembl bacteria, Ensembl metazoa, Ensembl fungi, Ensembl plants, and Ensembl protists.


The Galaxy development team has released an updated version of Galaxy CloudMan — a cloud-enabled version of the web-based platform for biomedical research.

Updates include the unification of Galaxy tools and data file systems into a single file system; support for Hadoop-type workloads and cluster federation via HTCondor; and a service for the Galaxy Reports webapp among other features.


CLC Bio and SciEngines have launched a beta version of a combined solution comprised of CLC Bio's sequence analysis software and the newest model of SciEngines' field programmable gate array-based platform-based Rivyera computers.

The combined solution is the result of a partnership between the two companies that began last year (BI 1/132012).


Version 5.1 of OpenMM, a software library and application for molecular dynamics simulations on high-performance computer architecture, is available here.

This release includes Gromacs TOP files and support for Intel’s OpenCL among other features.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.