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Galileo LIMS 3.1, Taverna 1.3, Ensembl 34, RESID, AnnHyb, Shirley Tilghman


Downloads & Upgrades

Thermo Electron has released Galileo LIMS 3.1, which includes new functionality to support in vitro ADME/tox discovery laboratories. New features include automatic results flagging, rapid study entry, the addition of "IC50 shift" — a new experiment type to elucidate enzyme inactivation, and support for PAMPA permeability studies. Galileo also includes interfaces for Thermo's more analytical instruments, including a bi-directional digital interface to Xcalibur v 1.4 and 2.0, the controlling software for the company's line of mass spectrometers.

Taverna 1.3 is available at (Windows, Unix, Linux) and (Mac OS X). The release includes improved user interface code, re-written integration with BioMoby integration, and bug fixes.

Ensembl 34 is available at New features include a new view called AlignSliceView, which presents a sequence with its alignments, the addition of multiple alignments for human, mouse, rate, and dog using the Mercator and Mlagan alignment programs, and a new page called GeneRegulationView, which displays all the regulatory factors for a given gene.

Release 43.00 of the RESID database of protein modifications is available at and

Version 4.930 of AnnHyb, a tool for working with and managing nucleotide sequences in multiple formats, is available at Features include format conversion, a sequence viewer, a sequence editor, oligonucleotide alignment, restriction analysis, pattern searching, retrieval from servers, multi-alignment viewer, and consensus determination.


People in the News

Google has appointed Shirley Tilghman, Princeton University's president and professor of molecular biology, to its board of directors. Tilghman was a member of the National Research Council committee that guided the US effort in the Human Genome Project and was a founding member of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project Initiative for the National Institutes of Health. She was the founding director of Princeton's multi-disciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and became the university's president in June 2001.

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