Rust-Bio: a fast and safe bioinformatics library

Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 1;32(3):444-6. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv573. Epub 2015 Oct 6.


Summary: 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.

Availability and implementation: Rust-Bio is available open source under the MIT license at


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Humans
  • Programming Languages
  • Sequence Analysis / methods*
  • Software*