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Pigeon: A Design Visualizer for Synthetic Biology

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Bioinformatics Department, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Cite this: ACS Synth. Biol. 2013, 2, 6, 348–350
Publication Date (Web):April 12, 2013
https://doi.org/10.1021/sb400024s
Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society

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    Pigeon is a Web-based tool that translates a textual description of a synthetic biology design into an image. It allows programmatic generation of design visualizations, is easy to learn, is easily extensible to new glyphs and notation, and can be connected to other software tools for visualizing their output. We present the Pigeon syntax, its current command set, and some examples of Pigeon programs and their output.

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