We have updated the DNALinux server. This version is based on SLAX 5.1.0 and Apache 2 web server. DNALinux server allows you to run a blast server (like NCBI BLAST server) in your own network. Some sequences are already included and it is easy to install more databases (provided that you feel comfortable with the Linux command line). But you don't need to know Linux to use it; just boot a networked PC with DNALinux server and point your browser to that machine, and you are set!
About the DNALinux Server
According to some articles, genome sequences of avian flu are not being submited to public sequence databases (like NCBI). In fact, some countries don't give permission to researchers for public release of sequence data. Among these countries are China, Turkey, Indonesia and the US. In other cases, researchers are asked to lock up their data in order to access the secret WHO H5N1 database.
In DNALinux we agree with the Nature editorial when it states that: "With the world facing a possible pandemic, such practices are wholly unacceptable.". So we decided to update the DNALinux Server edition with the full genome of H5N1 Influenza A virus in BLAST format.
We understand that this is not enought. Taking into account the aforementioned editorial, we are far away from the needed database ("Dream on" in Nature's words) [*].
The most recent release of DNALinux Server was in 2004, so we have many changes for this version:
1. Based on Slax 5.10 Server (better hardware support)..
2. Apache webserver instead of Monkey
3. NCBI BLAST 2.2.13
4. H5N1, SARS and Smallpox genomes (get them while you can).
DNALinux server have some sequences loaded into the BLAST database ready to be searched. You can insert your own DNA or Protein sequence database into the CD or request us to do it.
This version is for network use only. You should boot a computer in your network with DNALinux server and then point your browser to the IP of this machine. It is not intented to be used as a standalone system (but it can be used that way if you are confortable with CLI and Lynx).
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