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Every researcher in genomics and proteomics now has access to public domain databases containing literally billions of data entries. However, without the right analytical tools, and an understanding of the biological significance of the data, cataloging and interpreting the molecular evolutionary processes buried in those databases is difficult, if not impossible.
The first editon of Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine answered the scientific community’s need to learn about the bioinformatic tools available to them. That the book continues to be a best seller clearly demonstrates the authors’ ability to provide scientists with the understanding to apply those tools to their research. Currently, it is being used as a reference text at MIT and other prestigious institutions.
Recognizing the important advances in bioinformatices since their last edition, Buehler and Rashidi have produced a completely revised and updated version of their pioneering work. To allow scientists to utilize significant databases from around the world, the authors consider some fresh approaches to data analysis while identifying computing techniques that will help them manage the massive flow of information their science requires.
New to the second edition:
Bioinformatics Basics is not intended to serve as a training manual for bioinformaticians. Instead, it’s designed to help the general scientific community gain a thorough understanding of what bioinformatics tools are available to them and the best ways these tools can be utilized and adapted to meet the needs of their specific interests and projects.
The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.
BIOLOGY AND INFORMATION
Bioinformatics—A Rapidly Maturing Science
Computers in Biology and Medicine
The Virtual Doctor
Biological Macromolecules as Information Carriers
Proteins: From Sequence to Structure to Function
DNA and RNA Structure
DNA Cloning and Sequencing
Genes, Taxonomy, and Evolution
Biological Database Organization
Database Mining Tools
The Genomic Organization of Genes
Microarray and Bioarray Technology
Genomes as Gene Networks
THE BIOINFORMATICS REVOLUTION IN MEDICINE
Genes and Diseases
Appendix A Glossary of Biological Terms
Appendix B Bioinformatics Web Sites
Includes contributions from:
Borries Demeler, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Peter Ghazal, PhD and Thorsten Forster, PhD, Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland