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Would-be hosts have until July 12 to submit suggestions for providing pan-European capabilities in areas that include data resources, biocomputing centers, an infrastructure for integration of biological data, software, tools, and services, and more.

A team led by researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute integrated microarray data from more than 5,300 human samples to identify six distinct major groups of human gene expression.

GenBank 176.0, UCSC Genome Browser, Ensemble Genomes 4, Nexus DB, Unipro Ugene 1.6.1, NextGene, InforSense 5.1, Sapphire 5.1

The compound management database contains information on drug and drug-like small molecules, and their genomic and chemical interfaces.

External funding to EBI declined in 2009, not including funding for the ELIXR consortium, but was offset somewhat by an increase in funding from EBI's parent, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

The new open access genomics-based small molecule database is hosted by the European Bioinformatics Institute.

IlluminaCompute, EnsemblGenomes, Skyline

The money will help create EMBL-EBI as the hub of a multinational life sciences program, and increase its next-gen resources.

ELIXIR is led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and kicked off last year with €4.5 million ($6.3 million) in funding from the European Commission.

The database, called Gene Expression Atlas, was designed to enable researchers to search through curated and annotated expression data from more than 30,000 microarray experiments collected since the late-1990s.


A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.


University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.