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Downloads and Upgrades: Ingenuity Variant Analysis an d iReport, InSilico DB Chimera 1.9, and more

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Qiagen Redwood City, formerly Ingenuity, said this week that it has integrated the Ingenuity Variant Analysis and Ingenuity iReport software with the InSilico DB data management platform. This provides InSilico's users with access to the Ingenuity applications and lets Qiagen's customers explore their private datasets in the context of the sequencing data provided by InSilico DB.


Chimera 1.9, a molecular modeling system developed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, is available here.

New features in this release include multiple sequence alignment using Clustal Omegaor MUSCLE web services; the ability to build double-helical nucleic acids; more efficient save/restore of coordinates in sessions; a Dynameomics amino acid rotamer library; and more.


The bioinformatics group at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released a new genes track for the GRCh38/hg38 human genome browser. The new release has 104,178 transcripts, compared with 82,960 in the previous version on hg19. The total number of canonical genes also increased from 31,848 to 48,424.


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Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.