JOHANNESBURG--The South African National Bioinformatics Institute, along with Silicon Graphics Sub-Saharan Africa, have announced the release of the first piece of what they claim may be the largest human genome coding fraction ever published. The new Sequence Tag Alignment and Consensus Knowledgebase (STACK) is aimed at shortening the drug discovery process.
STACK was created by extracting and processing information from public databases of sequences from institutions around the world. According to the developers, the core of STACK will be integrated into the publicly available Genome Sequence Database. In addition, a highly processed version will be available in the U.S. from Pangea Systems.