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Updating NEWS file for Biopython 1.50

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@@ -3,12 +3,14 @@ News for the Biopython Project
This file contains release notes and general news about the Biopython
project. See also the DEPRECATED file which tracks the removal of
-obsolete modules or functions.
+obsolete modules or functions, and http://biopython.org/wiki/News online.
The latest news is at the top.
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+April 20, 2008: Biopython 1.50 released.
+
See the notes below for the Biopython 1.50 beta release for more details,
but the highlights are:
* The SeqRecord supports slicing and per-letter-annotation
@@ -21,7 +23,12 @@ but the highlights are:
Since the 1.50 beta release:
* The NCBI's Entrez EFetch no longer supports rettype="genbank"
+ and "gb" (or "gp") should be used instead.
+* Bio.SeqIO now supports "gb" as an alias for "genbank".
+* The Seq object now has string-like startswith and endswith methods
+* Bio.Blast.NCBIXML now has a read function for single record files
* A few more unit tests were added
+* More documentation
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