Category Archives: General

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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BioPerl has moved to GitHub

BioPerl has migrated to git and GitHub!  We have also set up a mirror set of several key repositories at the great public git hosting site repo.or.cz. If you are a current BioPerl developer (had a previous account for direct access … Continue reading

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Reminder: BOSC Abstract Deadline April 15

Just a friendly reminder that abstracts for BOSC 2010 are due next Thursday, April 15.  See the BOSC web site at http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2010 for details.  Submissions will only be accepted electronically at http://events.open-bio.org/BOSC2010/openconf.php. Graduate students, don’t forget we are offering $250 … 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 bosc@open-bio.org e-mail address or add suggestions to the BOSC 2010 talk/discussion wiki page at: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Talk:BOSC_2010. 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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BioPerl interview in latest FLOSS Weekly

Two of the core BioPerl developers, Jason Stajich and Chris Fields, were interviewed by FLOSS Weekly.  The interview is now available as an MP3 on the FLOSS Weekly website; several streaming versions (including podcast) are also available.

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BioPerl 1.6.1 released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of BioPerl 1.6.1, the latest release of BioPerl’s core code. You can grab it here: Via CPAN: http://search.cpan.org/~cjfields/BioPerl-1.6.1/ Via the BioPerl website: http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.bz2 http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.gz http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.zip The PPM for Windows should also finally … Continue reading

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