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BioWord tool is an add-on for Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 word-processors to manipulate DNA sequences. BioWord editing functions include reverse-complementing, translating, sequence searching, pair-wise sequence alignment, motif discovery, generation of consensus logos representing multiple sequence alignments (MSA), and FASTA formatting.


DNA; Nucleic acid structure analysis; Sequence analysis


  • Operation: Sequence alignment; Sequence motif discovery
  • Software interface: Graphical user interface
  • Language: Visual Basic
  • Operating system: Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: GNU GPL v2
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: The UMBC Office of Research, UMBC SFF award.
  • Contact: erill _at_
  • Collection: -


Anzaldi LJ, Muñoz-Fernández D, Erill I "BioWord: a sequence manipulation suite for Microsoft Word." BMC Bioinformatics 2012
PMID: 22676326
PMCID: PMC3546851

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