a Rust-backed Python library for DNA translation that is up to 100x faster than Biopython : bioinformatics

Background: I work at SecureDNA1, where we use Biopython pretty extensively. It’s a great library, but often quite slow, and we’ve run into bottlenecks in our processing pipelines around Biopython’s translation speed. I wrote this library to augment Biopython — you can read your sequences out of FASTA files with BP, hand the bytes over to quickdna, and translate that DNA into proteins 100x faster.

1: www.securedna.org/main-en — we’re a non-profit building a hazard screening platform for DNA synthesis houses. We’re hiring!

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