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A Ruby API to query the Ensembl database for genomic features

By Francesco Strozzi and Jan Aerts

Abstract

Summary: The Ensembl database makes genomic features available via its Genome Browser. It is also possible to access the underlying data through a Perl API for advanced querying. We have developed a full-featured Ruby API to the Ensembl databases, providing the same functionality as the Perl interface with additional features. A single Ruby API is used to access different releases of the Ensembl databases and is also able to query multi-species databases

Topics: Applications Note
Publisher: Oxford University Press
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3065687
Provided by: PubMed Central

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