10 Facts About Bioinformatics


Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data, in particular when the data sets are large and complex.

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Bioinformatics has been used for in silico analyses of biological queries using computational and statistical techniques.

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Bioinformatics includes biological studies that use computer programming as part of their methodology, as well as specific analysis "pipelines" that are repeatedly used, particularly in the field of genomics.

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Bioinformatics's compiled one of the first protein sequence databases, initially published as books and pioneered methods of sequence alignment and molecular evolution.

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Bioinformatics now entails the creation and advancement of databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data.

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Bioinformatics is the name given to these mathematical and computing approaches used to glean understanding of biological processes.

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Bioinformatics is a science field that is similar to but distinct from biological computation, while it is often considered synonymous to computational biology.

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Bioinformatics techniques have been applied to explore various steps in this process.

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Bioinformatics workflow management system is a specialized form of a workflow management system designed specifically to compose and execute a series of computational or data manipulation steps, or a workflow, in a Bioinformatics application.

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The Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops provides videos and slides from training workshops on their website under a Creative Commons license.

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