Kyoto University Team Wants to Put BioRuby OntheOpenSourceBioinformaticsMap | GenomeWeb

BioRuby, a project led by a team at Kyoto University, marks Japan’s first entry into the open source bioinformatics community.

Initiated as a means of supporting the KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) molecular interaction database, the project is now gaining support from a number of Japanese bioinformaticists who find BioRuby easier to work with than BioPerl or BioPython, according to Katayama Toshiaki, a BioRuby developer.

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