The GTdb (Genotype Database) project from the Finnish Genome Center has posted its work at http://gtdb.sourceforge.net. The database includes information on markers, alleles, and sequence variation measurements, as well as method, instrument, and lab-specific data. The project contains software needed to load the data as well as a web GUI and SOAP API.
Beckman Coulter has introduced version 6.0 of its CEQ 8000 software. The version allows users to set their quality criteria and applies the values for data trimming.
NCGR has released GeneX-Lite version 1.0, a gene expression program that it developed in collaboration with the University of New Mexico. The program uses TIGR’s MultiExperiment Viewer Tool as its analysis core, and integrates IBM Open Data Explorer. It includes a relational database for storage of captured data. There are also provisions for archival data and restoration of data, as well as a data annotation template. For more information go to http://www.ncgr.org/genex/.
Serologicals has launched its Amplifluor AssayArchitect software for design of oligonucleotide-based SNP genotyping assays. It is available at www.assayarchitect.com.
The University of Illinois Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group has released a collaborative biomedical research environment, [email protected], available at http://biocore.ncsa.uiuc.edu/. It includes a number of tools to facilitate collaboration between divergent teams of researchers.
Qiagen has launched portions of OMAD (Oligo Microarray Database), a relational database for oligonucleotide data. These include the C. albicans genome oligo set V1.1 search, C. elegans genome oligo set V1.1 search, and the OMAD Download Center. For more information go to http://oligos.qiagen.com/arrays/omad.php.