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Question: Question: What is Bioinformatics ?

252 days ago

Question: What is Bioinformatics ?

I am a computer science studentm and it might be a stupid question, but am curious to know about it. Please help be to understand this properly.


Bio + Info : Solving biological problems with computers


I recommend you to read this review https://www.ebi.ac.uk/luscombe/docs/imia_review.pdf for better understanding of the term. 


Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the study of living things, usually at the molecular level. Bioinformatics involves the use of computers to collect, organize and use biological information to answer questions in fields like ...

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary biology looks at the molecules of different organisms and determines whether they share a common evolutionary history. This process has the potential to uncover relationships between life forms never considered before. By using bioinformatics to track this data, evolutionary biologists can gain new insights into the causes of and cures for various diseases.

Protein Modeling

Proteins have specific functions in our bodies determined by DNA sequences. Using bioinformatic techniques, scientists can test theories about how various proteins interact. These tests may help scientists understand how diseases develop in living organisms.

Genome Mapping

Genome mapping is another bioinformatic technique used for scientific research. Computerized genomic maps make it easier for scientists to locate genes, and this increased efficiency results in higher productivity and greater scientific advancements. Due to this development in bioinformatics, scientists can spend less time on the painstaking mapping process and more time testing their hypotheses.