Microsoft Biology Foundation 1.0 ships

Posted: July 26, 2010 by Mike Hubbartt in Press Announcements
by Peter Galli on July 15, 2010 05:59PM

<!– –>Version 1.0 of the Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF), which is  licensed under the OSI-approved Microsoft Public License, has shipped.

MBF is a language-neutral bioinformatics toolkit built as an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework, initially aimed at the area of Genomics research.

Currently, it implements a range of parsers for common bioinformatics file formats; a range of algorithms for manipulating DNA, RNA, and protein sequences; and a set of connectors to biological web services such as NCBI BLAST.

The MBF executables, source code, demo applications, and documentation are freely downloadable. The source code and development of MBF is managed on this CodePlex site, but all downloads are hosted on the Microsoft Research site here.

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I posted this because Bioinformatics is one of the areas of focus I want to pursue while in grad school. Cool stuff.

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