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

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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.   
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http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/informationstechnologie/bio_linux_global_125318.html

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. 
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http://rudd-o.com/en/linux-and-free-software/portable-linux-is-now-available


Recent:

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.
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http://7thspace.com/headlines/285711/the_systems_biology_research_tool_evolvable_open_source_software.html


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.
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-news-59/new-born-biopuppy-linux-for-bioinformatics-642386/#post3154096


Related:

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.
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http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53822/


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.
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http://www.forbes.com/business/2007/02/12/novartis-genes-diabetes-research-biz-cz_mh_0212novartis.html?partner=rss
http://tinyurl.com/2vqssl


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.
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http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Open-Lab/279490/


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
| synthetic biology and the engineering of standardized biological components
| and devices, known as BioBricks.
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http://ostatic.com/173578-blog/how-open-source-biology-may-rock-your-world


Wndchrm - an open source utility for biological image analysis

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| Methods: Wndchrm is an open source utility for biological image analysis.
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| The software works by first extracting image content descriptors from the raw
| image, image transforms, and compound image transforms. Then, the most
| informative features are selected, and the images are analyzed.
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http://7thspace.com/headlines/286289/wndchrm___an_open_source_utility_for_biological_image_analysis.html
http://tinyurl.com/6ahcxl
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