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OpenEye Scientific Software has released OpenEye Toolkits v2014.Jun.

Features in this release include support for new platforms, numerous stability enhancements, and additional language support.


Enlis Genomics has released a new version of Enlis Genome Research, its sequence analysis software.

Version 1.7 includes new clinical variant and citation annotations, a new homozygous region detector tool, faster file and data import, and several bug fixes among other updates.


The developers of the Structural Classification of Proteins, or SCOPE, and ASTRAL databases have released version 2.04 of the combined resources.

This release includes bug fixes and new PDB files released before April 15, 2014


Optra Health has released Automation of Knowledge, a new web-based text mining and annotation solution for dealing with large quantites of complex biological information.

According to the company, the software uses natural language processing, machine learning, and semantics techniques to extract information from research publications or large scale biological data. It identifies biomedical entities of interest using a context specific analysis and uses efficient algorithms to process text and make information accessible to computer applications. It can also be used to create a map of relations/concepts between the bio-medical entities, and it provides annotations that can be grouped or classified based on the relationship between the entities.


Advanced Biological Laboratories has added DeepChek-HIV to BaseSpace Apps, Illumina’s online informatics applications store.

DeepChek-HIV is used for analyzing deep sequencing data from HIV. Researchers can use its tools detect variants associated with drug resistance and also for viral population tracking.

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