Researchers at Germany's National Research Center for Environment and Health (GSF) have released a web-based system called BIOREL that appears to be one of the first tools available for assessing the biological relevance of predicted gene and protein networks.

A number of algorithms have been published over the last several yeas for inferring biological networks from high-throughput data sets, "but the major drawback of these papers is that there is no common benchmark," Alexey Antonov, a BIOREL developer, told BioInform.

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