Biotorrents is a system for sharing biological data using the Bittorrent protocol. It was developed by Morgan Langille when he was a post-doc in the Eisen lab. More information about Biotorrents can be found below:
- Biotorrents web site
- Biotorrents paper in PLoS One
- Eisen blog post: Experiments in Scientific Sharing
- Nature News Blog: BioTorrent aims to open data sharing floodgates
- Beta Science: BioTorrents – a file sharing resource for scientists
- BioTorrents: A BitTorrent Tracker Site for Scientists
- BioTorrents (BioTorrents) on Twitter
- BioTorrents | Google Groups
- BioTorrents | openMaterials
- BioSharing: Top 10 openness advances of 2010 – BioTorrents
- FORA.tv – Morgan Langille: BioTorrents
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I’ve been trying to download the 40 genome E coli/Shigella alignment from biotorrents, but it seems to be down. Any idea what is going on? Is the data available anywhere else?
Not sure what is going on there … seems to be some sort of server overload. Will ping Morgan Langille about it …
Sorry about that. Biotorrents is back online.
Thanks, I’ll give it another try.