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The National Center of Biotechnology Information has released RefSeq Release 33, which is available here.

This release includes genomic, transcript, and protein data as of Jan. 16, 2008, and includes 10,325,282 records, 6,413,124 proteins, and sequences from 7,773 different organisms. This release is provided as a complete dataset or subdivided into groups.

This release adds targeted transcript records for microbial genomes. The RefSeq targeted loci project includes molecular markers used for phylogenetic analyses. This project is part of an international collaboration with a number of ribosomal RNA databases with an initial scope to comparing curated 16S markers that correspond to type strains and near full length sequences from all contributing databases.

Symyx Technologies has released Notebook 6.1, which supports analytical chemistry and biology workflows.

The company said that Symyx Notebook 6.1 offers time savings along with improved data collection, security, and compliance and is configurable for many scientific disciplines out of the box in regulated and non-regulated environments.

Symyx Draw 3.1 software is embedded in the notebook for chemists to draw and edit chemical structures. The version is integrated with laboratory information management systems and data repositories. By augmenting experimental write-ups with hyperlinks to many related experiments,

Workflow tools in Symyx Notebook 6.1 let users perform document reviews by automatically highlighting invalid or overridden data, out-of-range values, and required fields that lack data entries.

Affymetrix announced via the Affymetrix Developers' Network that the Fusion software development kit has been updated to support the DMET Console 1.0 software.

The latest release of the Fusion SDK, version 1.0.12, includes support for results files generated by DMET Console 1.0 and new functions for parsing CDF files in support of analyzing ADME drug metabolism biomarkers on the DMET Plus Array. In addition, the C++ source code is now compliant with C++ 4.3.

DMET Console 1.0 can be found here.

Affymetrix said that an update to its Power Tools suite of command-line programs is slated for late January. This release will also include a bug fix for the CNCHP file headers so that they can be loaded into the Genotyping Console Software.

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The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.