The SBOL editors are pleased to announce the official release of the next major version of the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL). The SBOL 2.0 specification is available online at: http://sbolstandard.org/downloads/specification-data-model-2-0/
Major new capabilities of SBOL version 2.0 over the prior 1.x include:
- Beyond DNA, designs can include RNA, proteins, and other components
- Designs can associate function with structure and link to external models
- Rich annotation of biological designs, for integration with non-SBOL design information
This specification is complemented by the 2.0 beta release of libSBOLj (available at: https://github.com/SynBioDex/libSBOLj/releases), a library implementing the SBOL 2.0 specification in order to allow simple integration of the new SBOL capabilities into software tools.
(SBOL Editor, on behalf of the SBOL community)