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Web Services in Life Sciences

Vasa Curcin, Moustafa Ghanem, Yike Guo

Journal Article
Drug Discov Today
Volume 10
Issue 12
June, 2005
ISSN 1359-6446
DOI 10.1016/S1359-6446(05)03481-1

Web services provide a standard way of publishing applications and data sources over the internet, enabling mass dissemination of knowledge. In the life sciences, the web-service approach is seen as being a road to standardizing the multitude of tools available from different providers. In this article, we present an overview of the technology (focusing on life-science applications), we list the currently available service providers and we discuss advanced issues raised by the concept.

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