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Downloads and Upgrades: Genedata Biologics 2.5, BROC plug-in, Myrna 1.2.0, and More

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Genedata has released Genedata Biologics 2.5, the latest version of its enterprise solution for biologics research and development.

The release includes extended sequence annotation capabilities including interfaces for registration of advanced custom annotation workflows for antibody engineering; out-of-the-box sequence analysis workflows for high-throughput antibody reformatting and other molecular biology activities; comprehensive antibody hierarchy reporting; and high-throughput protein expression sample processing among other features.


CLC Bio and BioFormatix have released a Bootstrapped Receiver Operating Characteristic, or BROC, plug-in for CLC Main Workbench and CLC Genomics Workbench.
The plug-in will help users analyze differentially expressed probes in microarray experiments.


The ENCODE Data Coordination Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released new data tracks for the hg19 genome browser. These include 53 additional experiments, with 22 new cell lines from different RNA populations; and transcription levels assayed by RNA sequencing on nine cell lines among other updates


UCSC’s genome informatics group has released a new genome browser for the Tasmanian devil assembly

Bulk downloads of the sequence and annotation data are available via ftp or on the downloads page.


Myrna 1.2.0 is available here.

The release includes added support for Hadoop 0.20.205, updated versions of Bowtie and R, and bug fixes among other changes.


The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.