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Silicon Genetics of Redwood City, Calif., has released MetaMine 1.0, an application that creates reports for researchers based on information extracted from gene expression data repositories.

 

The Ensembl team at the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Institute has released version 3 of the mouse draft genome assembly at www.ensembl.org/ Mus_musculus.

Ensembl’s automatic annotation of the genome predicted 22,444 genes. There are also links provided between the human and mouse genomes at the chromosome level, the gene level, and the DNA level.

 

GenBank release 129.0 is available via ftp from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at ftp.ncbi.nih.gov. Release 129.0 contains 19,072,679,701 base pairs and 16,769,983 entries — up 1.98 billion base pairs and 1,304,658 sequence records from the February 128.0 release. The uncompressed flat files require approximately 66.43 GB for the sequence files only. The ASN.1 version requires around 57.43 GB.

 

Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC has released Centera, a content-addressed storage solution that is optimized for fixed content. The company said that Centera’s ability to store unchanging objects such as electronic documents and digital images should be of interest to pharmaceutical and biotech companies who must retain fixed electronic records for FDA filing.

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