○Charles C Ballard
Earlier this year version 6.0 of the CCP4 suite for macromolecular crystallography was released. As well as updates of all the old favourites , such as MOSFLM, SCALA and REFMAC5, this release contained major new software for molecular graphics, COOT and CCP4MG, molecular replacement, CHAINSAW and PHASER-MR, and density modification, PIRATE. Plus, BP3, SSM and many other updates and improvements.
Early 2007 will see the release of 6.1 which will include the experimental phasing model building program BUCCANEER, an updated interface for MOSFLM, the automated molecular replacement pipeline Mr BUMP, validation tool RAPPER, an d much more.