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BioStar: An Online Question & Answer Resource for the Bioinformatics Community

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BioStar offers the opportunity to ask and answer a wide range of bioinformatics-related questions.

Community members pose and answer queries on many topics. Questions and answers can be voted upon by members such that reputation points and badges are earned and help to assess the level of community respect and engagement. “Views” values can help assess the popularity of a question. Searches and tags enable users to quickly locate topics of interest.

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