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GeneSifter.Net, Centera Compliance Edition, Zebrafish whole genome shotgun assembly dataset, AnnHyb, European Bioinformatics Institute, NPACI Rocks, DAG-Edit


VizX Labs has released a new update to GeneSifter.Net. Enhancements include the LOWESS normalization techniques, Holm and Bonferroni p-value correction methods, Welch’s t-test, and Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric tests. The update also offers dynamic Gene Ontology navigation, which allows researchers to add information on molecular function.


EMC has launched Centera Compliance Edition, a content-addressed storage system designed to meet records retention regulations for fixed content or unchanging data. New features include retention enforcement, which enables compliance officers to set hardened retention periods on electronic records; and application access security, which ensures the privacy of sensitive records for regulations.


Ensembl has released a preliminary zebrafish whole genome shotgun assembly dataset at The assembly contains 1,452,210,772 base pairs in 83,470 supercontigs.


A beta version of AnnHyb, software for working with and managing nucleotide sequences in multiple formats, is available at Features include sequence annotation, restriction analysis, pattern searching, and retrieval from servers. AnnHyb is released under GPL and run under Windows.


Promotorwise, a new program that compares two sequences, considering translocations and inversions, is available from the European Bioinformatics Institute at


The National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the University of California, Berkeley, has released version 2.3.2 of the NPACI Rocks Linux cluster toolkit. The release is the first co-release for both Itanium2- and x86-based clusters, and is freely available at


Version 1.318 of the Gene Ontology Consortium’s DAG-Edit ontology curation tool has now become available for downoad at

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