Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rhea has hatched

I am pleased to announce that after years of hard work, the Rhea database finally went online. Rhea is a freely available, manually annotated database of chemical reactions created as a collaboration between the EBI and SIB. From the Rhea website:
    In classical Greek mythology, Rhea (Greek Ρέα; /ˈriːə/) was the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, and was known as the mother of gods. Her name is often linked to the Greek word ρείν ("flow") but has no relation to the word "reaction". Rhea is the name of a genus of flightless birds, also known as ñandú. Rhea is also the name of the second-largest moon of Saturn, which contains up to 75% water and may have a tenuous ring system. The image of Rhea (moon) is used in Rhea (database) logo.
Rhea image

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