The genome of the anthropod crustacean Daphnia pulex has been sequenced and is in public early access. The debut includes a Genbank genome submission and publications and a grand opening scheduled to land between the fall of this year and spring of next year.
For now, this water flea sequence is viewable at http://wfleabase.org/genome/Daphnia_pulex/current/.
Scientists wishing to contribute to the project should visit http://dgc.cgb.indiana.edu/.
NextBio has released a fresh version of its search engine for life sciences data with chemistry-enabled search features. The latest update of NextBio contains robust search capabilities and content tailored toward helping researchers and clinicians explore high-throughput and high-content screening data.
The enhancements allow scientists to extend biomedical ontology for data consistency; share data through a secure access-controlled environment; and manage, search and correlate internal biological and chemical data.
More information about the latest extensions can be found at the company’s website: http://www.nextbio.com/.