updated 07:00 pm EST, Thu February 5, 2009
CLC bio software updates
CLC bio has released several updates to its genetics software, including a major overhaul to CLC Main Workbench and a minor update to CLC Genomics Workbench. Main Workbench 5.0 now supports both microarray- and sequencing-based expression data, along with new visualization options for expression analysis, including an interactive heat map and scatter plot views. Users can work with expression arrays and RNA-seq results at the same time, or import NetAffx arrays and add annotation to experiments.
A new option allows filtering of groups with few sequences in the process-tagged sequences. The user interface has been improved to provide additional feedback from processes, while users can open results by clicking the button next to the process. The 3D editor also features a new design, allowing selection of individual structure subunits, residues, active sites, disulfide bridges or atoms.
The CLC Genomics 3.0.1 update provides a number of bug fixes that were observed with the recent release of version 3.0 late in January. Corrected issues involve trimming of NGS data, contig views, filter changing, assembling mixes of paired ends and importing of files based on SOLiD data from the CLC NGS Cell.
Both updates are now available for download, with price quotes available directly from the company.