Monday, 19 March 2012

WSEmboss has been deprecated for a year ...

I wasn't aware of this .. it was a godsend to have a web wrapper for those nifty tools to deal with sequence data .. I guess everyone is using now ... I barely can remember the name when i was googling for emboss to find a tools to clean up fasta files .. Not sure what are the other tools I would miss


From Monday 28th February 2011 the WSEmboss service has been deprecated and the service will be retired during 2011. New development should use the Soaplab services or the tool specific services referenced below.


EMBOSS (European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite) is a free Open Source software analysis package specially developed for the needs of the molecular biology user community.
The software automatically copes with data in a variety of formats and allows transparent retrieval of sequence data from the web. Since extensive libraries are provided with the package providing a platform to allow scientists to develop and release software in the true open source spirit. EMBOSS also integrates a range of currently available packages and tools for sequence analysis into a seamless whole.
For more information see:


  1. I'd change your post title from "emboss has been deprecated for a year ... " which is wrong and misleading to "WSEmboss has been deprecated for a year ... " (which is worth highlighting for those using it). Regards, Peter.


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