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Phenyx, SRS 8.1, AurScope, GenMAPP 2.0, Tissue Database, Hapmap 16, KnowItAll, Consensus Coding Sequence, Ensembl 29


Geneva Bioinformatics has released a new version of Phenyx, its protein-identification platform. The release includes the XML-based mzData standard and offers improved results-comparison functionality. The software can be downloaded at

Lion Bioscience has released SRS 8.1, which includes a redesigned search interface and new Related Information Browser, which automatically links search results in SRS to related information, the company said.

Aureus Pharma has released a new AurScope database for the hERG channel, which contains “all published structure activity relationships concerning hERG-ligand interactions,” the company said.

GenMAPP (Gene Map Annotator and Pathway Profiler) 2.0 is now available from the J. David Gladstone Institutes at The software includes several new features, including a flexible format that accepts different gene ID systems for many species.

The National Cancer Institute has released the Oncogenomics Normal Tissue Database at The resource includes gene expression data derived from 42,000 clone cDNA microarrays containing 18,927 unique genes for 158 normal human samples from 19 different organs of 30 different individuals.

Hapmap 16 is now available at This release is the Phase I data freeze, which marks a genotyped common SNP every 5 kb in all populations under study.

Bio-Rad has released version 5.0 of its KnowItAll informatics system, which includes a new database-searching system that enables users to define searches in multiple spectral techniques concurrently. The company also released eight new databases containing ADME/tox properties as part of the KnowItAll system.

Initial results from the Consensus Coding Sequence project (CCDS) have been released via the UCSC Genome Browser (, Ensembl (, and the NCBI CCDS Database website ( CCDS is a collaborative effort to identify a core set of human protein-coding regions that are consistently annotated and of high quality. The initial CCDS data set contains nearly 15,000 genes.

Ensembl 29 is at The release includes the CCDS transcript set, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome, an update of all variation databases to dbSNP 124, and a new genebuild for chimpanzee.


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