BioServices is a Python package that provides access to many Bioinformatics Web Services (e.g., UniProt, KEGG, NCBI) and a framework to easily implement Web Service wrappers (based on WSDL/SOAP or REST protocols).
The primary goal of BioServices is to use Python as a glue language to provide a programmatic access to Biological Web Services. By doing so, elaboration of new applications that combine several Web Services are fostered.
One of the main philosophy of BioServices is to make use of the existing REST or SOAP/WSDL Web Services and therefore existing databases, not to re-invent new databases.
With more than 30 web services available, which covers a wide range of databases and omics resources, new tools can quickly build on top of the library.
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