The BEL Framework is a platform designed to overcome many of the challenges associated with capturing, integrating, and storing knowledge within an organization, and sharing the knowledge across the organization and between business partners. Central to the design of the framework is the ability to integrate knowledge across different representational vocabularies and ontologies. This allows organizations to combine knowledge from disparate sources such as existing applications, internal sources, and business partners. It can then be made available through a standardized set of computable networks and APIs.
StarORF is a tool that facilitates the identification of the protein(s) encoded in DNA sequences and allows for transforming input sequence in its reverse complements. It allows students to define the minimal ORF length detected and highlighted by the software. Students can see putative ORF protein sequence (longer than specified ORF length), visualize start and stop codons in the sequence, and navigate imported sequences. The StarORF site contains a software user manual, video tutorial, and exercises applicable to high school and college classrooms.