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Updated HMMER Website

The EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute has launched a dedicated website for HMMER, a search software that helps biologists identify the evolutionary relationships between sequences.

The new website features easy-to-use search and visualization capabilities. Users can navigate between analyses by clicking on icons or figures such as graph bars and taxonomy trees, and they can filter input and output sequences by taxonomy and domain architecture making results easier to interpret. Also, HMMER has been incorporated into protein data services at EMBL-EBI such as Pfam and InterPro and the development team plans to extend the software to handle DNA searches as well.

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