Tutorials

The following tutorials explain 2 different use cases for the BioThings SDK. The first tutorial shows a minimal use case: creating an API from a single flat-file. The second tutorial is more extensive, and describes how to create an API from multiple data sources with automatic source updating - similar to the MyGene.info and MyVariant.info pipelines.

Single data source, no source updating

A tutorial describing the creation of an API from a PharmGKB gene annotation file can be found here.

Multiple data sources, with automated source updating

A tutorial describing the creation of a taxonomy API that integrates multiple data sources, and automatically keeps them up-to-date can be found here.

Standalone instances

A guide explaining how to use our Docker images to run a Biothings API on your own hardware, as a standalone instance, can be found here.