Iobion of San Diego has released version 2.0 of its GeneTraffic microarray data management and analysis software. The new release offers “start to finish” data analysis capability, according to Stephen Sharp, director of marketing. Users can import numerical two-color data files as well as image files from any scanner and move from data validation to graphical data representation and manipulation to cluster analysis, he said. GeneTraffic 2.0 uses graphical ActiveX components built on the OpenGL framework, which the company described as “a significant addition” to the software’s present web-based graphics capabilities.
The Theoretical Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois has released JMV 1.0, a Java-based molecular viewer, as part of BioCoRE (Biological Collaborative Research Environment), a freely accessible web-based collaboratory for biomedical research and training (http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/BioCoRE). JMV is available at www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/jmv. In addition, several other BioCoRE components have been updated.
The Weizmann Institute of Israel has released GeneCards 2.25 and UDB (Unified Database) 25 through its website, http://bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il/cards.