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July 8, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:42pm

What is bioinformatics?

Find out all about bioinformatics.


Bioinformatics refers to the applications of computational techniques to analyse the information associated with biomolecules on a large-scale, according to N.M. Luscombe, D. Greenbaum, and M. Gerstein, from the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at the Yale UniversityNew Haven, USA.

Bioinformatics is today a science field that focus on computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering.

The term Bioinformatics was coined in 1970 by Paulien Hogeweg and Ben Hesper, however, it referred to the study of information processes in biotic systems.


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