About 10 days ago BMC Bioinformatics published a paper entitled "Cloud BioLinux: pre-configured and on-demand bioinformatics computing for the genomics community" (Krampis et. al.). Two of the co-authors, Tim Booth and Brad Chapman, are long-time..
Recently I've been writing an application which both produces and consumes data via REST. It's been a while since I've done anything like this, and of course the tools and technology have moved on. I wanted to share a couple of useful tools that..
A paper published in Science today (29th July 2011), presents the first large-scale protein network map for a plant species. It is hoped that the map will help efforts to functionally characterise unknown proteins which account for 60% of all genes..
In a blog post on GenomeInformatician, Ewan Birney from the EBI lists everything the average bioinformatician should really know:
Apple announced the iCloud today, or at least admitted it was working on a cloud idea. What it might involve is unclear - will it simply be iTunes in the cloud (SaaS), or some kind of cloud-hosted app environment (PaaS) or a fully-blown Amazon-style..