Building on its deep roots within the bioinformatics open source community, Electric Genetics has embarked upon a project to scrutinize the popular BioPerl package line-by-line. The effort is expected to improve the quality of the publicly available code base while simultaneously bolstering EG’s latest offering — a consulting service focused on helping bioinformatics teams in industry use open source software more effectively.

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