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VIBE, Teranode Design Suite Starter Edition, Bioconductor, Blast 2.2.10, DBParser 2.0, Reactome, Axapta 3.0


Incogen has released version 3.0 of its VIBE (Visual Integrated Bioinformatics Environment) data pipelining software. New features include the ability to bookmark favorite pipelines, a local application and URL “launchpad,” new adapters for selected Wisconsin Package tools, and support for Mac OS X on both client and server.

Teranode has released the Teranode Design Suite Starter Edition, a free version of its Teranode Design Suite for biological modeling. The free version, which is limited in the size of the models that can be created, is available for download at

Version 1.5 of the Bioconductor statistical software suite is now available at The release is intended to be operated with R version 2.0.x, which can be obtained at, and includes new tools for annotation, identification of differentially expressed genes, quality assurance and control, analysis of Affymetrix data, diagnostic plots and normalization for cDNA array data, sequence analysis, and proteomics.

Blast 2.2.10 is available from NCBI at (binaries) and (source code). The Blast engine has been rewritten in order to make it more modular and extensible, NCBI said. NCBI has also released dbSNP build 123 at Build 123 contains 1,612,590 new submissions for Homo sapiens.

DBParser 2.0, a software program for shotgun proteomic data analysis, is available from the National Institute of Mental Health at

Reactome version 11 is available at The release includes modules on apoptosis and hemostasis, and two new data-entry software tools.

Microsoft’s Business Solutions group said it will release Axapta 3.0 for Life Sciences, a preconfigured ERP solution to handle regulatory compliance, in the first quarter of 2005.

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Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.