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Biomatters has launched Geneious R7, the latest version of its genomic data analysis software.

This version of the tool includes tools to create and share workflows, perform one-step fragment cloning using Gibson assembly, find rare codons, and new plugins for tree building and viewing, alignment and assembly.


Maverix Biomics is offering reduced pricing for its cloud-based RNA-sequencing analysis service to federally funded researchers that will last for the duration of the government shutdown.

The company is charging $99 per sample for RNA-seq analysis including data filtering and quality control, differential gene expression quantification, and visualization capabilities. It will take orders with a minimum of 10 samples and up to 50 million reads per sample


DNAStar said this week that it will offer free use of its software for the duration of government shutdown. Interested researchers are encouraged to contact the company for details.


PerkinElmer has launched a new version of its electronic laboratory notebook dubbed E-Notebook 2014. It includes improvements such as full integration with inventory and registration and protocols for numerous biological applications.

PE has also signed an agreement with Tibco Software to offer the Tibco Spotfire data visualization software platform to clinical, translational, and personalized medicine markets.


The developers of the Structural Classification of Proteins, or SCOP, and ASTRAL databases have released version 1.75C of the combined resources.

This release includes bug fixes and automated classification of many new PDB files released before August 29, 2013.


The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.