[Pipet Devel] BioInfo (was: PHP is up)

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at bc.edu
Tue Jul 20 08:30:36 EDT 1999

"Alan J. Williams" wrote:
> Along these lines, I have started to put together a bioinformatics and
> molecular biology jump site at www.molbio.org.  Currently the only thing
> up and running is the news service.  It allows for posting to molbio.org
> by anyone from the web. I want to add a catalog of web resources that can
> be updated by anyone from the web before I announce the site, which is why
> I haven't mentioned it to date.

I just took a peek at what you have, and it looks very nice.  Are you planning
on selling advertising?

BioInfo will probably become a portal but more specific to bioinformatics.  We
are looking to add longer feature articles/editorials, Yahoo!-like links pages
(BioWho? or BioHoo!), and I think an events calendar would be nice too.

Let me know when you are ready to announce molbio.org and I'll post it on


> On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Gary Van Domselaar wrote:
>  > > What do you think should be in a bioinformatics portal?
>  >
>  > TOL's bioinfo is _exactly_ what I was thinking ;-)  Add hot current
>  > events in bioinformatics with a hierachically organized database like
>  > yahoo.  Then we pass an XML standard for bioinformatics documents that
>  > allows us to catalog them in our database.  Once XML takes over the
>  > Internet we release a web-crawler that updates the database
>  > automagically.  Then we sit back and get rich and fat.

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