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Platform Computing has released a low-cost, entry-level version of its Clusterware software for Linux clusters up to 64 CPUs. The software, priced at $120 per CPU, is available at

Biosentients has released its Sentient Platform 1.5 informatics software for 2D gel electrophoresis. According to the company, the update improves the search speed of comparing new 2D electrophoresis gels with images in public and private databases.

GeneBio plans to launch version 4 of its Melanie 2D gel analysis software at the end of December. New features in Melanie 4 include automation through the use of customizable scripts, project management and planning, and spot viewing with differential color display and 3D functions.

GO2PDB, a Gene Ontology interface to the Protein Data Bank, is now available from the IMB Jena Image Library of Biological Macromolecules at www.imb-jena. de/cgi-bin/ The interface allows users to search the PDB with GO terms.

NCBI has enhanced its Map Viewer and Blast databases for the rat genome. Rat-specific Blast is available at and the Map Viewer is at mapview/map_search.cgi?chr=rat.inf.

Scimagix has released version 2.0 of its Scientific Image Management System (SIMS) and the SIMS Regulatory Module. Scimagix has added a suite of qualification scripts to verify that the systems adhere to the FDA’s CFR part 11 regulations.

BioReaktor 0.1, a toolkit for simulating intracellular processes, is available at

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Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.