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Downloads and Upgrades: Spectronaut, Omicia's Phevor, and more


Biognosys, a swiss proteomics company, said this week that the new version of Spectronaut, its software for analyzing hyper reaction monitoring data, now enables customers automatically generate spectral libraries using search results from Thermo Scientific's Proteome Discoverer platform. Spectronaut is free for academic researchers who can obtain software licenses at Biognosys’ online shop.

Omicia said this week that it is integrating its Phenotype Driven Variant Ontological Re-ranking (Phevor) tool, an algorithm for identifying disease-relevant variants in genomic data, into Opal, its software-as-a-service genome interpretation platform. The addition of Phevor will support direct integration of patient symptoms and condition information into Opal, which in turn will help users further prioritize genetic variants.

Beckman Coulter Genomics, a firm that provides genomics solutions to research and healthcare institutions, has integrated Genologics' Clarity Laboratory Information Management System into the HiSeq-based workflows it offers for next-generation sequencing to provide clients with tools for managing data and methods.

OpenEye's AFITT 2.4 is now available for download. This release of the crystallographic refinement program includes features such as the ability to fit covalently bound ligands and the availability of fast protein side chain fitting to the command line.

The Scan

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.