Sequilab Unites Life Science Researchers Online by Combining (Gene) Sequence Analysis and Social Networking

A website called “Sequilab” has created a revolutionary concept for life scientists doing sequence analysis using DNA/RNA/Protein sequence data while allowing them to interact with each other. Services provided are currently free to all registered users.

Arlington, VA, June, 2012 –(– In a first of its kind has built a sequence-profiling portal that allows the user to directly link NCBI-BLAST results instantly to an inventory of sequence analysis tools while incorporating some web 2.0 interactivity features into it.

“One of the nicest features of the site is that researchers can save their projects in one central location, thereby eliminating the need to redo that BLAST search yet again because you forgot where you saved the results file. (But who has ever done that…?) ” says the Genetic Engineering and Technology News.

Other users also agree. According to a doctoral student from the Curie Institute in France, ” The real novelty of the Sequilab is that multiple open-access programs for biological sciences are conveniently linked. Normally you cannot save any of the data you would get from these open-access programs, but Sequilab allows you to save the data from these programs as well as allowing you to make notes about the work you’ve done.”

As a result, researchers can quickly get back to their bench without having to labor countless hours on Internet jumping across different sites. In addition to the seamless integration of BLAST results with sequence analysis tools, Sequilab also allows users to:

– Save the results of their research for later use
– Create custom toolbars of particular tools that are used most frequently.
– Instantly access latest feeds and content from top journals, job boards, seminars etc
– Create and manage their own Research Profile that highlights their experience in their field of work.
– Interact with other peers and professionals in the community forums.

In an age where “seamless integration” has become the mantra in the world of Bioinformatics service providers, Sequilab puts at the researcher’s fingertips a powerful and expansive research productivity-enhancement tool that can save vast amounts of research time, reduce the potential for error, and unite pools of talent across the globe.

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