A Comprehensive Introduction to the Multidisciplinary Field of Bioinformatics

Chithra J S


Bioinformatics, deals with the usage of computer science in solving biological problems. Now enormous amount of data is being generated at an unprecedented pace in the field of biology. The reduction in the cost of genome sequencing has made it possible to obtain data on almost every species and this huge data needs to be analyzed for answering various biological questions ranging from the field of disease biology, and developmental biology to evolutionary biology. The immensity and complexity of the biological data has made bioinformatics a separate field of study. Without basic knowledge of bioinformatics tools modern biological research is impossible. ‘Introduction to Bioinformatics’ by Arthur M Lesk (2014) which can be used by anyone with minimal knowledge of biology or computer science is introduced in the above context.

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