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Silicon Genetics of Redwood City, Calif., has released version 2.3 of its GeNet gene expression data storage database.

GeNet is a web-enabled database that distributes and visualizes gene expression data from any organism. GeNet 2.3 works with Silicon Genetics’ recently released GeneSpring 4.0 gene expression analysis software and allows individual researchers to share and store experimental results in an organization’s intranet.

NuGenesis Technologies of Westborough, Mass., has added web functionality to version 5.0 of its Scientific Data Management System.

The software suite aggregates data from different sources. The web capability in the 5.0 upgrade allows reports to be saved as hyperlinks in a favorites folder for access through a standard browser. The software supports both Netscape and Internet Explorer.

Softberry’s ProtComp protein sequence analysis engine is now available for public usage at www.softberry.com/protein.html.

The program searches Softberry’s database of proteins with known sub-cellular location and defines the location as the same as for a protein having significant similarity.

Beckman Coulter has added heterozygote detection capability to its CEQ 2000XL automated sequencing and fragment analysis system, which eliminates the need to export data to a separate software package for analysis.

This update to the CEQ 2000XL software is available to customers free of charge, and can be downloaded at www.beckmancoulter.com/ DNAnews.

The theoretical biophysics group at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois has completed the initial version of its Structural Biology Software Database, which contains programs considered to be of interest to researchers in the fields of structural biology, quantum chemistry, and bioinformatics.

The database is located at www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/biosoftd.

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