Monthly Archives: December 2009

BioRuby 1.4.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BioRuby 1.4.0. This new release contains many new features, in addition to bug fixes and improvements. PhyloXML support: Support for reading and writing PhyloXML file format is added, developed by Diana Jaunzeikare, … Continue reading

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BOSC 2010 Request for Input

The BOSC organizing committee is soliciting input on the planning of BOSC 2010 so that we can make it a successful and productive conference for the O|B|F community. You may send your suggestions to the e-mail address or add suggestions to the BOSC 2010 talk/discussion wiki page at: Please respond to the questions in this post by January 8, 2010.
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Sanger FASTQ format and the Solexa/Illumina variants

I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the conventions agreed by the OBF projects: The Sanger FASTQ file format for sequences with quality scores, and the Solexa/Illumina FASTQ … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.53 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of Biopython 1.53, a new stable release of the Biopython library, three months after the release of Biopython 1.52. This is our first release since migrating from CVS to git for source code … Continue reading

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2009 O|B|F Board of Directors meeting

The official 2009 Board of Directors meeting is taking place today, Monday Dec 14, at 4pm EST (21:00 UTC) via teleconference. If you are an O|B|F member, you will have received the announcement and dial-in information earlier. O|B|F Board of … Continue reading

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Interleaving paired FASTQ files with Biopython

This post is about paired end data (FASTA or FASTQ) and manipulating it with Biopython’s Bio.SeqIO module (see also FASTQ conversions & speeding up FASTQ).

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