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BioJS: An open source standard for biological visualisation - its status in 2014

Journal article published in 2014 by Manuel Corpas, Rafael Jimenez ORCID, Seth J. Carbon, Alex García, Leyla Garcia, Tatyana Goldberg, John Gomez, Alexis Kalderimis, Suzanna E. Lewis, Ian Mulvany, Aleksandra Pawlik, Francis Rowland, Gustavo Salazar, Fabian Schreiber, Ian Sillitoe and other authors.
This paper is made freely available by the publisher.
This paper is made freely available by the publisher.

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Abstract

BioJS is a community-based standard and repository of functional components to represent biological information on the web. The development of BioJS has been prompted by the growing need for bioinformatics visualisation tools to be easily shared, reused and discovered. Its modular architecture makes it easy for users to find a specific functionality without needing to know how it has been built, while components can be extended or created for implementing new functionality. The BioJS community of developers currently provides a range of functionality that is open access and freely available. A registry has been set up that categorises and provides installation instructions and testing facilities at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/tools/biojs/. The source code for all components is available for ready use at https://github.com/biojs/biojs.