PubCrawler is a script for an "alerting" service which scans daily updates to the NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. When PubCrawler is run daily, the results can keep scientists informed of the current contents of Medline and GenBank by listing new database entries that match their research interests.
Bioconductor is a set of packages for R (a GPLd statistical data analysis language) which focus on bioinformatics data analysis, especially gene expression arrays (Affymetrix, cDNA spotted arrays). There are tools for statistical normalization, differential expression, genomic visualization, and biological annotation. Future work includes implementation and development of better statistical methods, distributed computing, visualization, and extensions to related high-throughput laboratory assays. The primary developers are research statisticians.
MuGeN is a package for interactively exploring multiple annotated genomes simultaneously, possibly mixed with computational analysis results. Map information can be loaded from various sources, and resulting images can be exported in different formats. Both an interactive GUI based environment and a batch mode program are provided.
BioJava aims to provide a comprehensive set of Java components for the rapid development of applications in Bioinformatics. It contains interfaces for representing Sequences, Features, and other important bioinformatics concepts. It can also read and write sequence data in a variety of common formats and communicate with Ensembl databases and with DAS and BioCorba servers.