We present Rust-Bio, the first general purpose bioinformatics library for the innovative Rust programming language. Rust-Bio leverages the unique combination of speed, memory safety and high-level syntax offered by Rust to provide a fast and safe set of bioinformatics algorithms and data structures with a focus on sequence analysis.

This work was funded by the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); grant id nwo/639.072.309 - Statistical Models for Structural Genetic Variants in the Genome of the Netherlands

Köster, J. (2015). Rust-Bio: a fast and safe bioinformatics library. Bioinformatics, 23(3), 444–446. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btv573