Open Bio Database Access Specifications, siRNA in the Clinic, and Making Sense of Missing Heritability | GenomeWeb

Ten years ago, 20 biohackers gathered in a windowless room in Tucson, Ariz., to generate Open Bio Database Access specifications and provide bioinformatics developers with a suite of modules to access sequence data across multiple languages and platforms. At the time, the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ewan Birney told Genome Technology that the new specifications would benefit system administrators, database operators, and application developers alike.

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