Category Archives: OBF Projects

Open Bioinformatics Projects

Biopython 1.69 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.69 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website, and the release is also on the Python Package Index (PyPI).

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BioPerl v1.7.0 released

We are happy to announce the long-awaited release of BioPerl v1.7.0.  The release is now available on CPAN and Github. During this release series, we will move some extraneous code to separate repositories and CPAN releases, primarily to reduce the number of dependencies required … Continue reading

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BioRuby 1.5.1 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BioRuby 1.5.1. In this new release, NCBI Entrez web client classes, Bio::NCBI::REST and Bio::PubMed, are changed to use HTTPS instead of HTTP, to prepare NCBI website transitioning to HTTPS.

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Biopython 1.68 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.68 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website, and the release is also on the Python Package Index (PyPI). This release of Biopython supports Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, … Continue reading

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New BioJava Logo Design Competition

BioJava is organizing a design competition to come up with a new logo. Anybody can participate: The logo should look modern and be better than the current one (yellow circle) The logo should be able to be rendered as a … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.67 released

This was long over-due, but Biopython 1.67 was released earlier today. The most recent delay was due to migrating our website from MediaWiki to GitHub Pages earlier this year, following an OBF server failure. Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.66 … Continue reading

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Welcome to our Google Summer of Code 2016 students

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation is participating in the Google Summer of Code 2016 program, and last Friday the selected students were announced. Congratulations to all of you, and welcome. I also want to use this opportunity to thank all students who applied. Resources … Continue reading

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BOSC CodeFest 2016

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is a two day meeting focused on open source bioinformatics. We aim to encourage and support a friendly, open and productive community that helps us work together to answer hard biological questions. We’ll get … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.66 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.66 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). This release of Biopython supports Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5, although support for Python … Continue reading

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BioRuby 1.5.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BioRuby 1.5.0. This new release includes support of recent Ruby versions (Ruby 2.0.0, 2.1 and 2.2),  improvement of codes, and bug fixes. Here is a brief summary of changes. Ruby 2.0.0, 2.1, … Continue reading

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