Monthly Archives: December 2016

Exchanging Drug Pipeline Data

The pharmaceutical R&D environment has always been collaborative in nature — never moreso today. Key to the success of those collaborations is the ability to share information about drug R&D programs with a wide variety of potential partners and investors. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Parsing Data Files With BioGroovy

In a previous post we showed how you can use BioGroovy to download a data file from a webservice.  In this post, we’ll show you how to parse the file that you’ve downloaded. After handling all of the imports (shown in … Continue reading

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Fetching Data Files With BioGroovy

It’s often useful to fetch data from a web service and cache it in your local directory. This cuts down on the amount of traffic between your machine and the web service you’re invoking, and it makes unit testing your … Continue reading

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Groovy vs Python

At a recent Informatics Lunch meeting, surrounded by a host of dedicated Python users I confessed to being somewhat ignorant of the business drivers behind using Python in a bioinformatics setting. Although, I have used Python on occasion, it was usually … Continue reading

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BD2K – The NIHs Big Data To Knowledge Effort

The topic at a recent Bioinformatics lunch discussion was the NIH’s Big Data To Knowledge (BD2K) program.  The BD2K’s Mission Statement (below) gives you some ideas for where the program is heading… BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative established to enable … Continue reading

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