Emerging Web Tools and Their Applications in Bioinformatics

Emerging Web Tools and Their Applications in Bioinformatics

Shailendra Singh (PEC University of Technology, India) and Amardeep Singh (Punjabi University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-581-0.ch006
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Abstract

Bioinformatics is an emerging area of interest for many researchers and scientists. It has unlimited applications in many areas. The most important application of this is to know about genes, et cetera. But nowadays, research has also started in the emerging areas of network security and threats using bioinformatics. In the present scenario, we are highly dependent on Internet. The Web has invited different people from different backgrounds to work together sitting at far places. And to fulfill the needs of the interested and involved people, lots of Web based tools have been developed, and many others are being developed. In this chapter, the area of bioinformatics has been introduced along with its applications, Web, developed Web based tools, and a case study of one such tool.
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Applications Of Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is being used in various areas and the applications are limitless (Bosu, 2009). This is possible not only by having collaborative efforts of different people from different background but also widely using web based tools and Internet. There are constantly new research projects and studies being mdone on this amazing new line of DNA analysis. Scientists are now using bioinformatics to detect genetic abnormalities in different species. This is also creating breakthroughs in the medical community. Applications of Bioinformatics have allowed doctors to conduct genetic testing in unborn babies to predict and find any signs of certain genetic disorders and conditions.

Some of its applications are listed below:

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