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PathwayAssist 3.0, Causeway, Lasergene 6.0, FRED 2.0, Ensembl 26, BioCham 2.2, Pfam 16.0, E-Utilities

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Ariadne Genomics has released PathwayAssist 3.0, which includes a database of more than 500,000 molecular interactions extracted from the literature using the company’s MedScan text processing tool.


QBioCom has launched version 1.2 of its Causeway sequence annotation software. The new release enables researchers to share annotations within an organization.


DNAStar has released Lasergene 6.0, an upgrade to its sequence analysis software that includes SeqBuilder, a new module for plasmid construction, as well as map creation capabilities and presentation-quality graphics, among other new features.


OpenEye Scientific Software has released FRED 2.0, a docking program that searches all possible poses within a protein active site, filtering for shape complementarity and optional features before being evaluated by several scoring functions.


Ensembl 26 is available at http://www.ensembl.org/. The release includes a new human assembly (NCBI build 35). Ensembl has also released preliminary assemblies for Xenopus tropicalis and Rattus norvegicus at http://pre.ensembl.org/.


BioCham 2.2, an environment for modeling and simulating biochemical systems, is available at http://contraintes.inria.fr/BIOCHAM/.


Pfam 16.0 is available at http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Software/Pfam and http://pfam.wustl.edu. The latest collection of protein domain family alignments contains 7,677 families.


NCBI has released a new version of the SOAP interface for its E-Utilities at http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/esoap_help.html.

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