Abstract

Bioinformatics: Subdiscipline of Biology and Computer Science

Author(s): Fawaz El Omar

Bioinformatics is a branch of biology and computer science that deals with acquiring, storing, analysing, and disseminating biological data, most commonly DNA and amino acid sequences. Bioinformatics, also known as computational biology, is the application of computer technology to biological research and administration, as well as the use of information technology in the field of molecular biology. Computers are used to collect, store, analyse, and combine biological data in this way. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary discipline of research that analyses and interprets biological data by combining biology, computer science, information engineering, mathematics, and statistics. Bioinformatics has been utilised for mathematical and statistical in silico assessments of biological questions. First, let's consider a few examples of the ways that using bioinformatics aids experimental approaches: Bridging among protein, DNA, and RNA sequences, Searching for related sequences in other organisms, Searching for functional patterns in proteins and nucleic acids


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