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Qlucore has released Omics Explorer 3.0.

This latest version of the company's software includes a new Gene Ontology browser, a Gene Set Enrichment Analysis workbench, and new file import functionality for aligned RNA-seq data.


Simulations Plus has released ADMET Predictor 7.0, the latest version of its program predicting molecular properties from structure.

The release includes a new pKa model developed in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare, retrained predictive models, and it implements news algorithms to select the best artificial neural network model among other updates


Reactome 47 is available here.

Topics with new or revised events include cellular response to stress, cell cycle, immune system, metabolism of proteins, and signal transduction.


The National Center for Biotechnology Information has released Genome Workbench 2.7.12.

This version of the software includes new features like a faster tree renderer, redesigned data import, and an improved GFF format reader. The release notes include more information on features, fixes and improvements.

The NCBI is also offering NCBI Remap, a genome remapping tool that lets users map annotation data from one genomic assembly to another for a selected set of organisms.


The Genome Bioinformatics group at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has added two new assembly hubs to its collection of publicly available hubs.

These new hubs feature over 60 bacterial assemblies, including more than 55 different E. coli strains. The assembly annotations include genes, pathogenic genes, conservation, GC percent, repetitive elements, and much more.


The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.