Bioinformatics

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  • (biotechnology) The science of managing and analyzing biological data using advanced computing techniques. Especially important in analyzing genomic research data.
  • (genetics) Bioinformatics is a subdiscipline of biology and computer science concerned with the acquisition, storage, analysis, and dissemination of biological data, most often DNA and amino acid sequences. Bioinformatics uses computer programs for a variety of applications, including determining gene and protein functions, establishing evolutionary relationships, and predicting the three-dimensional shapes of proteins.


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