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Bioinformatics: Working the Web With a Virtual Lab and Some Java

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Science  02 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5275, pp. 591-593
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5275.591

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Computational biology has had a language problem. Its computational tools couldn't talk to each other, complicating life for biologists wanting to do multiple analyses on a single genome or protein sequence. Now the World Wide Web and the Web-based language Java are bringing some relief. At the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, a virtual Biology Workbench is bringing data and tools together where Web users can reach them. Meanwhile, Java-based projects are allowing biologists at their own workstations to create sophisticated displays from data retrieved from distant sources. Computers/Math