CAPE TOWN, South Africa--The South African National Bioinformatics Institute has released an upgraded version of its Stack database, an aligned gene index of human sequences and underlying tissue specific indices. The STACK project aims to generate comprehensive representation of the sequence of each of the expressed genes in the human genome, by extensive processing of gene fragments to make accurate alignments, highlight diversity and provide a carefully joined set of consensus sequences for
According to Winston Hide, the institute’s director, the regularly updated release, with cross links to UniGene, is supported with consensus, assembly analysis, and
alignment viewing and extraction at the SANBI website, http://www.sanbi.ac.za/Dbases.html. Hide said the database is the only existing system that includes a codistribution of the tools used to cluster and manage the production of the data.