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GeneExpress Women s Health DataSuite, EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database, XdomView, Bioperl 1.0.1


Gene Logic of Gaithersburg, Md., has released a new GeneExpress product: the GeneExpress Women’s Health DataSuite. The DataSuite contains gene expression information gathered from female human tissues representing key conditions, disorders and disease states, including menopause, fertility, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and reproductive disorders. The gene expression data is combined with patient and clinical descriptions.

Fees for the database will be “comparable to fees for other Gene Logic DataSuite products,” the company said in a statement.


Release 71 of the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is available via ftp from and verified mirror sites in Denmark, Spain, the US, Japan, and Australia.

Release 71 is around 11 GB compressed and 73 GB uncompressed and contains 17,226,421 sequences comprising 20,017,246,707 nucleotides. This is an increase of around 11 percent over release 70. Full release notes are at:


Gopalan Vivek of the Bioinformatics Center at the National University of Singapore has released XdomView, a Chime-based visualization tool, at XdomView maps domain boundaries of a PDB chain to its tertiary structure and runs Blast2 for the input PDB chain sequence against all protein sequences in the ExInt database.


Bioperl 1.0.1 is now available. The release contains several small bug fixes and enhancements, but the API established in Bioperl 1.0 has not changed. The package can be downloaded from DIST/bioperl-1.0.1.tar.gz, and further instructions are available at


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