, an online resource offering news, product information, and protocols to the life science community, is undergoing a transformation. As of Feb. 5, users can subscribe to ResearchLink, an enhanced version of the original site, and/or to Jellyfish, LabVelocity's popular sequence analysis software package; both were previously available free of charge. The San Francisco-based company is offering a 30-day free trial subscription to new and current users; the response to the trial period has been positive, says CEO Russell Bromley, with a significant number of current users signing up to evaluate the new subscription-based features.

Like the original site,1 ResearchLink offers parametric searches that link products to related product and protocol information. "We feel very strongly that the easiest way to find products, in terms of how a scientist thinks about them, is by their functional features. So you can search for products based on their features," says...

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