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IBM opens genetics software code

IBM has opened up the source code underlying its LSID Resolver program, which uses the Life Sciences Identifier standard to label biological data such as DNA components or proteins. It can be used link that labeled data to particular data stored in different databases. The software boosts the LSID effort to promote standardized labeling in genetic information databases.

IBM released versions of the software written in Java, Perl and C++. The software--a few thousand lines of code--is covered by the Common Public License, IBM said.