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OmicsBox Update Version 2.0

BioBam announced today the release of OmicsBox 2.0. This new version of BioBam’s bioinformatics solution offers a user-friendly data analysis platform which allows to get from next generation sequencing reads to biological insights with ease. The software offers “out-of-the-box” data analysis and functional interpretation of genome, transcriptome and metagenome datasets for industry, academic and governmental research biologists. OmicsBox is used

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New OmicsBox Login Dialog

With OmicsBox version 2.0 we introduce a new login dialog. This login is required for a more advanced subscription usage management. The login credentials are identical with the ones used for the BioBam Account website. If you do not yet have an BioBam Account you can easily create one from within OmicsBox via “SIGN UP”. If you forgot your password

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InterProScan with Blast2GO: How to make it work again

Activate development on Blast2GO was discontinued in 2018. All its functionality and more new features are now part of OmicsBox. Because Blast2GO is no longer updated, some of its functions may have stopped working because web services have changed or security certificates have expired, among other things. It is highly recommended to use OmicsBox instead of Blast2GO to benefit from

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Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Macaques with Idiopathic Chronic Diarrhea (ICD)

1. Introduction Juvenile rhesus macaques commonly suffer from idiopathic chronic diarrhea (ICD). This disease is characterized by inflammation of the colon and repeated bouts of diarrhea. It is a common cause of morbidity and mortality among macaques because it is unresponsive to drugs. The gut microbiome of macaques with ICD is characterized by abrupt changes when compared to healthy individuals.

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BioBam accomplishes ISO 27001 certification

We are proud to announce that BioBam has now achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. ISO 27001 is the de-facto international security certification outlining best practices for information security management systems. This certification provides validation by a world-leading third party audit firm that BioBam meets strict security and compliance requirements, which makes BioBam one of the few bioinformatics solution providers to meet

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Cloud Blast and Cloud Units: How to use resources wisely

This article describes how to run CloudBlast wisely. OmicsBox allows you to perform NCBI Blast searches using a cloud system for high-performance computing. This system runs jobs in parallel and autoscales depending on demand. To control usage we use so-called CloudUnits. These units represent computation time (cpu seconds) on the AWS infrastructure. At the moment only Blast and InterProScan consume

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OmicsBox Update Version 1.4

We are happy to announce the latest version of OmicsBox 1.4, a very technical release of the OmicsBox base platform. We upgraded many internal libraries and updated to the latest version of many underlying software packages. These changes required a lot of code-refactoring and software testing to comply with all our internal security and quality standards. OmicsBox is now more

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