HINXTON, U.K.--Java and CORBA are good, reusable and collaborative components are the hype, and standardization is the key issue. These are, in short, the conclusions of the Objects in Bioinformatics '97 conference that was held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus here June 18-19.

Jointly organized by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the bioWidget Consortium, the conference focused on the growing role of reusable object-oriented software components and distributed objects in bioinformatics and the biological sciences.

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