Author Archives: Peter

Biopython 1.65 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.65 are now available. The most visible change is that the Biopython sequence objects now use string comparison, rather than Python’s object comparison. Continue reading

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BOSC 2015 will be in Dublin with ISMB/ECCB 2015

We have asked you, and you have spoken! 59 past and/or future BOSC attendees participated in our survey, answering questions about what they liked at BOSC 2014, what changes they’d like to see, and — most importantly — what they thought about the proposal … Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 video recording

We aim to video record all the talks at BOSC 2014, and the panel discussion, to be made freely available online after the conference. Continue reading

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OBF Mailing List Outage

This is a belated notice that the OBF mailing lists are down due to a server failure. Posting a tweet is easier than writing a blog post, please follow @OBF_news for updates. We have a complete back up and running … Continue reading

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Catering at BOSC CodeFest 2014

Bioinformatics Open Source Codefest, July 9 and 10th in Boston, now with sponsored food and drinks! Continue reading

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Free registration to student presenters at BOSC 2014

To encourage more student presentations at the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC), this year we’re waiving the registration fee for accepted student presenters [see main text for details] Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 call for abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB 2014 to be held in Boston. Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 Keynote Speakers

Thanks to those who participated in the BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition! Our winner is Manuel Corpas, who correctly surmised Philip Bourne: @OBF_BOSC #BOSC2014 it would make sense to have @pebourne as keynote, now that he is Director of Data Science … Continue reading

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BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition

We’re pleased to officially confirm that one of the two keynote speakers for the 15th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014, in Boston) will be C. Titus Brown, as he announced on Twitter recently – but can you guess the second keynote speaker? Continue reading

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Biopython 1.62 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.62 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). Continue reading

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