Texas biotech software outfit trumpets open source tools

Lab7 Systems, an Austin-based provider of biotech software, has released a set of free software tools for studying data from next-generation DNA sequencing systems. The open source toolkit is called BioBuilds. "Open source software is important for bioinformatics," Lab7 President Chris Mueller said, as quoted by BioNews Texas. "However, building and maintaining open source tools can be a time consuming process. We maintain internal builds of many analytical tools and we feel that making our builds freely available is a good way to give back to the genomics community." Article