TOOLS: Bioinformatics Workshop

Science  21 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5538, pp. 2175
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5538.2175d

Inspired by the Open Source software movement, provides information on a wealth of free tools being developed for bioinformatics research. The community site, founded by scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, has gathered 39 projects so far that range from software for analyzing nucleotide sequences to a program that measures DNA band sizes from gel images. Although some are ready to use, other projects are still at early stages of development and don't yet work. Visitors can download the underlying code for some software, and they're invited to submit feedback to developers.

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