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News Updates

I just got an email saying the bioinfomatics package Geneious has been updated,
New features added in Pro version only:
  • Unified Sequence Search - New BLAST searching interface including batch searching and improved handling of results
  • New 3D Structure Viewer - Includes ability to select parts of a structure and modifying their appearance individually
  • Real-time Restriction Analysis and ORFs - Find restriction sites and ORFs are now part of the Sequence View allowing real-time updating of sites as options are changed
  • Similarity Color Scheme - New color scheme which colors residues in an alignment according to similarity
  • Support for Sassafras K2 license servers
  • Print just the visible region from the Sequence or Alignment View
  • Added support for designing sequencing primers

StatPlus:mac has also been updated, this application adds a wealth of statistical tools to excel, there is a review here. I notice that it is discounted until Jan 20th 2009.

ChemAxon have also had a couple of updates recently, and I see they have a couple of user meetings coming up.

Apple have updated
“In Pages ’09, you can now create sophisticated equations for research papers, lab reports, and journal articles using MathType 6.1 Compose your equations with the MathType point-and-click equation editor and instantly add them to your Pages document. Pages also works with EndNote X2.1 Choose from over 3800 bibliographic styles supported by EndNote X2 and easily insert citations into your Pages document.”

There is a review of the latest version of iWork on MacResearch.
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