The National Center for Biotechnology Information has released human genotype data for dbSNP Build 127 via its ftp site.
NCBI has also released Blast 2.2.16 here. The new release includes performance improvements for nucleotide searches and some bug fixes.
Illumina has launched a custom-content methylation offering for its GoldenGate methylation platform that enables researchers to select genes or gene regions in order to survey up to 1,536 methylation sites across 96 samples simultaneously.
The Genome Bioinformatics Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released a new gene prediction set, UCSC Genes, via the UCSC Genome Browser (hg18, NCBI Build 36). The annotation set includes putative non-coding genes as well as protein-coding genes and 99.9 percent of RefSeq genes. It supersedes the existing Known Genes annotation on the hg18 assembly, UCSC said.
In conjunction with the release of the UCSC Genes data set, UCSC has also released companion annotation track on the hg18 assembly called Alt Events, which shows alternative splicing, alternative promoter, and other events that result in more than a single transcript from the same gene.