The Dfam consortium is excited to announce the release of Dfam 3.0. This release represents a major transition for Dfam from a proof-of-concept database into a funded open community resource. Central to this transition is a major infrastructure and technology update, enabling Dfam to handle the increasing pace of genome sequencing and TE library generation.
Since I started at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) last September we have been hard at work on this update. My own contributions to the 3.0 release were to the new REST API, the new web interface written in Angular, and updating some existing backend scripts and visualizations.
I would like to thank Robert Hubley and Arian Smit at ISB, Travis Wheeler at the University of Montana, and all the previous contributors to Dfam. Without them none of this would have been possible, and I am excited to be here working on this and other projects.
The opinions expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of ISB or any of its collaborators.