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IBM Clinical Genomics Solution, DivCon Discovery Suite 2.1.5, UCSC Genome Browser, Blat, Ensembl, NCBI Web Service, ElNmo, EMBOSS 2.9.0


IBM has released the IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences Clinical Genomics Solution, a set of tools and services for integrating, storing, and analyzing genotypic and phenotypic data. Components include a Medical Information Broker, a Medical Information Repository, and the DB2 Information Integrator.

QuantumBio has released DivCon Discovery Suite 2.1.5 for Linux and Mac OS X. The package includes five modules for computer-assisted molecular modeling.

The University of California Santa Cruz genome bioinformatics group has released the latest mouse assembly (NCBI build 33) via the UCSC Genome Browser and Blat server. Ensembl has also provided the assembly via its pre-release site,, and plans to release a fully annotated assembly in September.

A new version of the NCBI Web Service enables developers to access Entrez Utilities via SOAP. Further details are at

ElNémo, a web server for predicting the movements of macromolecules, is available from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at

EMBOSS 2.9.0 is available at New features include modifications support development of an EMBOSS ontology. In addition, EMBASSY packages can now be compiled and linked against an installed version of EMBOSS.

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