Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining

Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining

Boris Galitsky (Birbeck College University of London, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-951-9.ch101
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Abstract

Bioinformatics is the science of storing, extracting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and utilizing information from biological sequences and molecules.  The focus of bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. Specifically, it is the science of developing computer databases and algorithms to facilitate and expedite biological research, particularly in genomics. It has been mainly stimulated by advances in DNA sequencing and genome mapping techniques (Adams, Fields & Venter, 1994). Genomics is the discipline that studies genes and their functions, including the functional study of genes, their resulting proteins, and the role played by the proteins in the biochemical processes, as well as the study of human genetics by comparisons with model organisms such as mice, fruit flies, and the bacterium E. coli

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