COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y.--Bioinformatics software provider Oxford Molecular Group and Glaxo Wellcome have unveiled a new, jointly developed Java-based bioinformatics software library on the worldwide web. Designed to provide public access to software, databases, and on-line resources for the storage, retrieval, and analysis of genetic information, it is located at http://www.oxmol.com/OM-GW-Lib/.
The library initially contains two Java applets that can be used to access genetic databases: one showing a physical genetic map of the human genome, and the other providing a graphical interface to six different genomic databases. The applets should run under any Java-enabled browser, according to Oxford.
Mark Cortelyou, Oxford's bioinformatics business development manager, said the two companies will continue to develop additional web-based tools for bioinformatics applications, with several more expected this year. They will be available at no cost for academic use; commercial users can buy them for use on internal networks.