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bioinformatics

[‚bī·ō‚in·fər′mad·iks]
(computer science)
The use of computers to study biological systems.

bioinformatics

(application)
The field of science concerning the application of computer science and information technology to biology; using computers to handle biological information, especially computational molecular biology.

bioinformatics

Using computers in biological research to analyze or predict the composition of molecules (nucleic acids, proteins, etc.) and model biologic systems. Bioinformatics is most prominent in the Human Genome Project, which has recorded the three billion chemical base pairs that make up the human DNA system. See biotechnology and Human Genome Project.
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The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies said that this workshop targets biologists from all fields (Medical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Industrial, Marine and others) and at all career levels, interested in building a solid background in bioinformatics, adding that It offers a basic theoretical and practical training on how to use bioinformatics tools and resources to address and solve biological questions, therefore boosting their capacities in all fields of biological research.
Bioinformatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine.
Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information.
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Clinical bioinformatics is a new emerging science which mutually combines clinical informatics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, information technology, mathematics, and omics science together.
At the country level, the study has found that the sales of bioinformatics in South Korea will grow at a CAGR of over 16% to US$ 270 Million by 2013.
The fact that bioinformatics research and education capacity in South Carolina is distributed amongst a large number of colleges and universities as well as government laboratories, reflects in part the bottom-up development of this field as well as the historical lack of top-down coordination.
Axxam has a competitive edge in the fields of genomics and bioinformatics, assay development, screening and lead profiling.
This book is not an introductory text for someone wishing to learn about bioinformatics.
Because of the rapid growth of the market, the recent entries of major players, and new strategies and collaborations, the bioinformatics market is still evolving.
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