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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 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/taverna/taverna-workbench-1.3.zip?download (Windows, Unix, Linux) and http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/taverna/taverna-workbench-1.3.dmg?download (Mac OS X). The release includes improved user interface code, re-written integration with BioMoby integration, and bug fixes.
Ensembl 34 is available at http://www.ensembl.org. 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.
Version 4.930 of AnnHyb, a tool for working with and managing nucleotide sequences in multiple formats, is available at http://bioinformatics.org/annhyb. 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.
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