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VGI Releases Free BSML Basic Browser for Research


COLUMBUS, Ohio--Visual Genomics released last week its free Bioinformatics Sequence Markup Language Basic Browser. The browser is the first in a planned line of data management, analysis, presentation, and communication products for genomics researchers. Using BSML, an open XML standard developed by Visual Genomics and sponsored by the US National Human Genome Research Institute, the browser's graphical user interface can display BSML documents and import gene sequences from local or remote repositories such as GenBank. Both the browser and documentation are free when downloaded from the company's web site at

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