Smith-Waterman vs. BLAST

Choosing the right algorithm for your sequence similarity searches In a contest between genetic sequence search algorithms, two of the main contenders would be BLAST® and Smith-Waterman. Both algorithms have proven their value in enabling genetic sequence searches. The BLAST search algorithm has, for a long time, been considered an industry-standard workhorse, faithfully serving the…

Thomson Reuters GENESEQ and GENESEQ FASTAlert now available via the SequenceBase BLAST Search Portal

SequenceBase Corporation and Thomson Reuters are pleased to confirm that GENESEQ™ and GENESEQ™ FASTAlert are now available to eligible subscribers via the SequenceBase BLAST® Search Portal. The agreement enables SequenceBase to provide GENESEQ and GENESEQ FASTAlert in a single unified, non-redundant BLAST search environment alongside USGENE®. For more information on how to access the new Thomson…

e-Seminars

Exploring PCTGEN and USGENE® on STN. PCTGEN and USGENE are annotated databases of protein and nucleic sequences indexed respectively from WIPO/PCT and USPTO patent publications. Both are essential resources for comprehensive patent sequence searching, especially in combination with GENESEQ™ (DGENE) on STN. In this session, we will explore the various features and benefits of both…

e-Seminars

Searching for uncommon sequences on STN. Searching for sequences which incorporate uncommon amino acids or nucleotides can be a challenge for even the most experienced searchers. Oftentimes the only way to capture these uncommon sequences is to use the value-added features of the sequence databases on STN – REGISTRY, GENESEQ™ (DGENE), USGENE® and PCTGEN. This…

e-Seminars

Searching for siRNA and miRNA in STN patent databases. RNA interference (RNAi) is a system within cells that takes part in controlling which genes are active and how active they are. Two types of small RNA molecules, Micro RNA (miRNA) and Small Interfering RNA (siRNA), are central to RNAi. This e-Seminar will: Review indexing and…