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.NET Bio?! How fracking cool is that?

Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:58 AM


Well tickle me pink! Where the heck was this when I was back in school?

*drool* Phylogenetics tree objects?! Bio.Matricies?! I might start up my genetic algorithms with actual GENES!! Muahahaha.. thank god I have a lab coat now else this might be awkward.

Is this going to help any out there?


A language-neutral bioinformatics toolkit built using the Microsoft 4.0 .NET Framework to help developers, researchers, and scientists.
This open-source platform is a library of commonly-used bioinformatics functions. Applications can be implemented in a variety of .NET
languages, including C#, F#, Visual Basic® .NET, and IronPython.

As a user you can perform a range of tasks, including:
• Import DNA, RNA, or protein sequences from files with a variety of standard data formats, including FASTA, FASTQ, GFF, GenBank, and BED.
• Construct sequences from scratch.
• Manipulate sequences in various ways, such as adding or removing elements or generating a complement.
• Analyze sequences using algorithms such as Smith-Waterman and Needleman-Wunsch.
• Submit sequence data to remote Web sites—such as a Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) Web site—for analysis.
• Output sequence data in any supported file format, regardless of the input format.
(cite: codeplex link)

I didn't know that there was a biojava or biopython!


Like other frameworks (for example, BioJava and BioPython), .NET Bio can help reduce the level of effort that is required to implement bioinformatics applications through the provision of a range of pre-written functionality.
(cite: blogs.msdn.com link)

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