NIST Researchers Foresee BISR Bioinformatics Repository as Future GenBank for Software | GenomeWeb

While a biologist can perform a quick MedLine search to assess prior research in an area of interest, bioinformatics developers don’t have similar access to a centralized depository of software, according to Talapady Bhat, a researcher at the biotechnology division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As a result, Bhat said, a large number of software development efforts are unnecessarily duplicated in academic and nonprofit environments.

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