Bioperl: Bio::NCBI

Thu, 7 May 1998 11:25:54 -0500 (CDT)


On Wed, 6 May 1998, Lincoln Stein wrote:

> Is anyone working on such a project?  If not, I'd like to propose a
> new Bio::NCBI namespace for these modules.  Also, there appears to be
> some disagreement at NCBI on whether such an effort is useful
> (unredeemable C programmers dominate there, and they have yet to
> appreciat the beauty of Perl).  

We have a crude BLAST parser that we have used for a large validation
effort, but nothing that provides native access.  This kind of module
would greatly enhance several of our future efforts that we have
> If people think this project is a good
> idea, it would be helpful to make some enthusiastic noise about it so
> that Lewis can have something to go to his superiors with when 
> argues for moving the project up in the priority list.

I will agree that the BLAST and pubmed retrievals would be a fantastic 
tool to have.  We are also very excited to hear about this potential. 


Brian K. Pollock
BioInformatics Group
Research Genetics Inc.
(800)533-4363 X2266

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