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PathArt, caCORE 3.0, InFact 3.0, Bioconductor 1.6, SpectraCorr 2D, OBO-Edit, IRIS Explorer 5.2


Jubilant Biosys has added several new modules to PathArt. These include a new interactive user interface that allows users to perform several iterative analysis of their data; an interaction map module of 150,000 manually curated interactions; a druggable target module on known targets in the pathways; an inhibitor module; and a biomarker module that contains all known biomarkers for 30 types of cancer.

The National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics has released caCORE 3.0 at It includes a new component called the Common Security Module, and the middleware architecture uses an HTTP-based protocol.

Insightful has launched InFact 3.0, a software package for text analysis and relationship searching that is targeted to the pharmaceutical and defense industries. InFact 3.0 uses a new interactive text query language, and allows users to integrate domain-specific ontologies.

The Bioconductor project plans to release Bioconductor 1.6 on May 18. A release timeline is available at The deadline for new packages to be added to the release is April 18.

Thermo Electron has released SpectraCorr 2D correlation spectroscopy software for its Nicolet FT-IR spectrometers. The software provides multiple display modes for spectral correlation and profiling analysis.

The Gene Ontology Consortium has posted a beta release of OBO-Edit, an ontology visualization tool formerly known as DAG-Edit, at

The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation has added new data to its genealogical web site, The database now includes more than 12,000 individual genetic profiles linked to genealogies of more than 480,000 ancestors representing over 7,900 surnames, the company said.

The Numerical Algorithms Group has released IRIS Explorer 5.2, a new version of its visualization application development that is now available on the Mac OS X platform.


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