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Genome Graphs, MCODE

The Genome Bioinformatics Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released Genome Graphs, a new software tool for the UCSC Genome Browser that allows users to upload and display genome-wide data sets such as the results of genome-wide SNP association studies, linkage studies, and homozygosity mapping. Genome Graphs, available here, enables users to upload several sets of genome-wide data and display them simultaneously; click on an area of interest and go directly to the genome browser at that position; and set a significance threshold for data in order to view only regions that meet that threshold.

The University of Toronto has released a new version of MCODE, a Cytoscape plug-in that finds clusters, or highly interconnected regions, in a network. The new version, available here, offers support for Cytoscape 2.4.0 and allows users to explore individual cluster results interactively.

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