The Biomolecular Modeling Laboratory of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund has made its genome annotation web resource 3D Genomics available at www.bmm.icnet.uk/3dgenomics.
The database provides protein annotation for fully sequenced genomes, with a focus on protein structure (SCOP domains).
A new version of GenomePixelizer comparative genomics software is available from the department of vegetable crops at the University of California, Davis, at www.atgc.org/ GenomePixelizer/GenomePixelizer_ Welcome.html.
New features include a Locus Zoomer procedure that allows users to zoom in semi-automatic mode into regions of interest and generate sub-projects by extracting data from the whole dataset. In addition, the new Gene Painter procedure allows users to paint different sets of genes in different colors without re-running the project and the Matrix Color Tuner procedure allows users to assign color for similarity/identity lines based on distance matrix file data.
Staden Package 2001.0 is now available from the Medical Research Council.
Downloads are available from several mirror sites. See www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/pubseq/staden_home.html for more information.