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  • Mono Compatibility Report for Microsoft Biology Foundation

    Microsoft Biology Foundation describes itself as “a language-neutral bioinformatics toolkit built as an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework, initially aimed at the area of Genomics research.” Currently it targets .NET 4.0, but support for other platforms is planned.

  • Microsoft Enters the Biotech Market with a Truly Open Source Project

    Microsoft Biology Foundation is a collection of libraries build on the .NET framework and based on traditional open source traditions. Rather than reinvent the wheel, Microsoft is leveraging the file formats already found in bioinformatics community. Even more unusual for them, they are soliciting contributions to be added to future versions of MBF.