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GeneSifter Data Center, Mouse Transcriptome Project, Teranode Reagent Production, EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database, Phoretix 2D Evolution, Phoretix 2D Expression, Ensembl 27, Affymetrix

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VizX Labs has released GeneSifter Data Center, a library of microarray data available through its web-based GeneSifter data analysis system at http://www.genesifter.net/dc.


The trans-NIH Mouse Transcriptome Project is has started to release MPSS data for finished tissues in queriable form at http://sgbpub.lynxgen.com. Downloadable datasets are available from NCBI’s Gene Expression Omnibus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo) under accession GPL1010.


Teranode has launched Teranode Reagent Production, a laboratory informatics platform that supports reagent production control, QA, and reporting. Pricing begins at $50,000.


Release 81 of the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is available from ftp://ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/embl/release/ (UK) and mirror sites. The file size is about 35.5 GB (compressed), and 201 GB (uncompressed).


Nonlinear Dynamics has released new versions of Phoretix 2D Evolution and Phoretix 2D Expression. Phoretix 2D Expression includes an analysis wizard that defines experiment set-up and automatically performs analysis. Phoretix 2D Evolution includes cross-stain analysis technology for analyzing multiplexed 2D gels.


Ensembl 27 is available at http://www.ensembl.org. The release includes the first assembly of the Canis familiaris (dog) genome, linkage disequilibrium data for human (available via a new LDView page), and updated SNP sets for several species.


Affymetrix has released C++ source code to parse many of its files, including the CEL v4 binary format, under an LGPL open source license, at http://www.affymetrix.com/support/developer/filesdk/index.affx.

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