Ocimum Biosolutions has launched Genowiz, a MIAME-compliant microarray analysis software package that also includes a pathway editor. An academic single-seat license is $950, while a commercial single-seat license is $1,950.
VizX Labs has released version 2003.4 of GeneSifter.Net. The new version includes an integrated clustering package, integrated chromosome and pathway functions, ontology report Z-scores, and enhanced data upload features.
The University of California Santa Cruz Genome Bioinformatics group has launched the UCSC Gene Family Browser at http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgNear/. It provides information on gene expression, protein, GO terms, and Pfam domains, and crosslinks to other databases.
SoftGenetics has released Mutation Surveyor, an enhanced version of its Mutation Explorer software that can continue the mutation discovery process following the detection of a heterozygote insertion or deletion. The product was released to customers in August as a software upgrade. A demo is available at http://www.softgenetics.com/download/index.htm.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 4 of the Vega (Vertebrate Genome Annotation) database at http://vega.sanger.ac.uk/. New data includes manual annotations for chromosome 7 and updated annotations for chromosomes 6, 13, 14, 20, and 22 for human, and manual annotation for the Del36H region of chromosome 13 for mouse.
Amersham Biosciences’ ImageQuant TL image analysis software for 1D gels, 2D gels, dot blot, slot blot, microplate, macroarrays, and plaque assays is available for download at www.imsupport.com/iqtldownload.