Confidentiality, sense of proprietorship and exclusivity has long been a bottleneck in research dissemination. Gladly, recent years’ open science movements have managed to make some impact on that front. Continue reading “Biology’s Data Barrier : Europe’s à la carte solution”
There was a time when the term “scientist” carried an image of a senior person with glasses and lab coat working in a lab with some apparatus. Misleading it was, but at least that’s what our children’s story books, TV-cartoon, popular media had been teaching our youngsters (you may recall Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown, Ph.D.).
I had corrected my teenage concept of scientists during my undergrad years. I’ve got used to seeing scientists with nicer suits and polished shoes, without a lab coat. Continue reading “Science-v0.1 : An Early Adopters Release :)”
In bioinformatics FASTA format is a text-based file format to store and present nucleotide/peptide sequences. Used as preferred method for communicating sequences between projects, this format also allows for sequence names and comments to be included in header section.
While the format was originated from William Pearson’s FASTA software package, in recent years, it has become one of the key file formats used in Bioinformatics. Due to the nature of projects, in many cases, to store information from FASTA file into a RDBMS, it is handy to convert *.fasta into *.csv format.
For my projects, while searching the net I found a number of solutions suggested by research community around the world. Here I am providing a collection together with my own solution.