An Introduction to Bioinformatics

Bogdan Vlaic

Abstract


The paper aims to emphasize general aspects concerning bioinformatics object of activity, focusing on definitions, and main areas where this complex issue has uses. Being an interdisciplinary field of science, it involves biology, molecular biology knowledge, as well as computational skills. Mastering techniques specific for bioinformatics, allows researcher to perform large scale comprehensive analysis on a given subject. Bioinformatics has an innovative contribution to identification of deepest insights of the living cells, in the meantime with generating the whole picture of the interesting cell, and for this reason it has to develop in the same rhythm with science fields it is involved. In this respect, the paper also presents the main challenges that bioinformatics must face in the future.


Keywords


protein, DNA, RNA, database, sequences.

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