[News] New Releases of GNU/Linux: Bio-Linux and Portable Linux

[News] New Releases of GNU/Linux: Bio-Linux and Portable Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:34:40

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Bio-Linux goes global

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| The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC), based at the UK Centre
| for Ecology & Hydrology, has released the latest version of NEBC Bio-Linux, a
| specialised computing system designed for the environmental genomics research
| community.


Portable Linux is now available

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| I've written a small application to create bootable, multi-purpose USB drives
| out of Ubuntu images.



The Systems Biology Research Tool: evolvable open-source software

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| Conclusions: The Systems Biology Research Tool represents a technological
| advance for systems biology. This software can be used to make sophisticated
| computational techniques accessible to everyone (including those with no
| programming ability), to facilitate cooperation among researchers, and to
| expedite progress in the field of systems biology.


New born BioPuppy Linux for Bioinformatics

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| BioPuppy OS is an electronic workbench for bio-informatics and computational
| biology. It has been designed to meet the needs of beginners. BioPuppy is
| available as a live CD cum installation CD [and in USB Pen drive] and
| containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use
| bio-informatics tools.



Open source synthetic biology

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| Not everyone within synthetic biology takes the open-source approach, Andrew
| Hessel, an iGEM consultant who recruits teams from Canadian universities,
| told me, but the driving force behind it is iGEM and MIT (Rettberg works with
| renowned hacker-turned-synthetic biologist Tom Knight). Hessel likened the
| atmosphere to the time when computers were first becoming cheap enough to be
| affordable by anyone who wanted one, and young, bright kids began to play
| around with code.


Biology Goes Open Source

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| Some of the world's biggest drug companies are finding that
| their genetic research is worth more to them if they give it away.


Open Lab

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| The open source wave could soon power drug discovery initiatives in the
| country. A decentralised, web-based initiative is emerging that would enable
| scientists from laboratories, universities, institutes, and drug Companies to
| work together in discovering new drugs for diseases like tuberculosis (TB),
| malaria, various types of cancer, AIDS, Chikungunya, Kala-azar, dengue fever,
| etc.


How Open Source Biology May Rock Your World

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| Drew Endy, an open source biologist currently working at Stanford, is a good
| example of why. Along with several researchers at MIT, Endy is working on
| synth