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IobionLab, PathArt, FGENESV, KDE GeneSense, Visual Cloning 3, EBI 2can Bioinformatics Resource


Iobion is partnering with its sister company Stratagene to distribute a suite of desktop software products called IobionLab that will contain four new packages: GeneSolve, ProteinSolve, PathwayAssist, and ArrayAssist. Each product can be ordered individually or as a combination package.


Jubilant Biosys has released PathArt, a dynamic pathway articulator for microarray data analysis that builds molecular interaction networks from curated databases. A demo is available at


Softberry has released annotation of the SARS-associated coronavirus TOR2 at /bact/AY274119.seq.ann_sb. The company used its FGENESV viral gene finder and FGENESV- Annotator script to annotate the genome. FGENESV is available through the company’s website at


Affibody and InforSense have jointly launched KDE GeneSense, a platform that combines InforSense’s Kensington Discovery Edition discovery informatics environment with Affibody’s data management, biological ontology, and visual representation technology.


Redasoft has released Visual Cloning 3, the latest version of its genetics mapping and analysis software that has improved collaborative capabilities, according to the company. A free 30-day trial is available at


The European Bioinformatics Institute has launched the EBI 2can Bioinformatics Resource, a series of tutorials on basic concepts in molecular and cell biology and bioinformatics, at www.ebi.acuk/2can/home.html.

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The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.