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Related terms:

  • DNA
  • Genetics
  • Human Genome
  • Life process
  • Molecular biology

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  • Biotechnology
  • Genome
  • Genomics
  • Pathogens



Scope Note

"Bioinformatics is an applied science using computer programs to make inferences from the data archives of modern molecular biology, to make connections among them, and to derive useful and interesting predictions. It is a new field created by the marriage of biology and computer science." (Source: Lesk, Arthur M. Introduction to Bioinformatics. New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 QH 507 L47 2002)

"Bioinformatics is commonly referred to as the task of organizing and analyzing increasingly complex data resulting from modern molecular and biochemical techniques. For some, bioinformatics also includes the concept of the flow of information within biological systems alluding to the information stored in the nucleotide sequence-DNA, and its translation into molecules of life-proteins." (Source: Rashidi, Hooman H. and Buehler, Lukas K. Bioinformatics Basics : Applications in Biological Science and Medicine. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2000 QH 324.2 R37 2000)

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