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Biopython 1.54 released

The Biopython team is proud to announce Biopython 1.54, a new stable release of the Biopython library. Biopython 1.54 comes five months after our last release and brings new features, tweaks to some established functions and the usual collection of … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.52 released

We are pleased to announce the availability of Biopython 1.52, a new stable release of the Biopython library. It may only have been one month since the last release, but in that time we’ve added enough useful features to warrant … Continue reading

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Simpler, optimized format conversion with Biopython

In this post we’ll look at the new convert() function that both Bio.SeqIO and Bio.AlignIO will get in Biopython 1.52. This allows easier file conversion, and internally provides a mechanism for specific optimisations, such as for FASTQ conversions. Continue reading

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Biopython 1.51 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Biopython 1.51.This new stable release enhances version 1.50 (released in April) by extending the functionality of existing modules, adding a set of application wrappers for popular alignment programs and fixing a number … Continue reading

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Introducing (and expanding) the Biopython Cookbook

Hi all, You may have noticed we’re trying out using the wiki for Biopython cookbook entries. It’s a new idea so at the moment there are only a few ‘recipes’ on offer. If you have some tricks you find yourself … Continue reading

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Biopython projects chosen for Google Summer of Code

Congratulations to Nick Matzke and Eric Talevich who have had Biopython projects accepted for this year’s Google Summer of Code. Both projects were accepted as part of The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center’s (NESCent) involvement as a mentoring organisation with the … Continue reading

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