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JMP Genomics 3.2, HT-BLIS, caBIO 4.1, BIRCH 2.4, Progenesis SameSpots v3.0

SAS has launched JMP Genomics 3.2, which streamlines analysis workflows for expression, exon, copy number, and genotype data. Among other changes, the product has a simplified user interface and includes new support for importing copy number CHP files from the Affymetrix Genotyping Console software and for importing expression data from Illumina BeadStudio software, the company said.

Biotique Systems has launched HT-BLIS, or High-Throughput BLIS, a version of the company’s Biotique Local Integration System software that allows scientists to integrate, analyze, and share data generated by next-generation sequencing machines. The platform is scalable and able to receive, store, and manipulate large amounts of data in real time, Biotique said.

The National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics has released the Cancer Bioinformatics Infrastructure Objects, or caBIO, 4.1. Among its new features is a refactored location model; the possibility of dynamic querying for genomic features; the possibility to access data in the Cancer Gene Index, which identifies cancer gene disease and cancer gene-compound associations to be found in PubMed abstracts; the redesign of the marker class as a UniSTS-centric object; the addition of NucleicAcidSequence to better meet caBIG modeling standards; and an interface to allow querying of microarray annotations. 

The University of Manitoba has released BIRCH (Biological Research Computer Hierarchy) 2.4 here. The programs and databases in a unified environment perform interconverting of file formats and other ‘behind the scenes” tasks. 
New features include text editors to display program output and an upgraded fasta package.

Nonlinear Dynamics has released Progenesis SameSpots v3.0. The latest version of the 2D gel analysis software includes such features as: flexibility in experimental groupings, statistical tagging tools, a new spot picking workflow, and concise reporting. It is also possible to add images to an existing analyzed experiment, which extends the scope of the experimental design, the company said. 

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