The Illumina Basepace API is a key stepping stone to simplifying genomics software development by third parties with a platform as a service. The API allows you to build for any platform, web, desktop, or "Native apps." Illumina offers whole-genome sequencing, individual genome sequencing, and with Basespace offers processing, storage and apps sold by third party vendors.
ProgrammableWeb recently reported about the launch of the new YouTube Data API Version 3.0 (experimental) which includes a New Topics API and Universal Search feature powered by Freebase. This post provides an overview of the Freebase API which allows the YouTube Data API to perform search queries using Freebase IDs instead of keywords.