Bioinformatics - any definitions welcome?

Potter Wickware wick at netcom.com
Tue Feb 1 20:33:33 EST 1994


I think of it as computer management/analysis of bio-databases.  I think 
of sequence databases mainly, but I guess the category could also include 
such things as trials data, patient info, etc.  The crucial element to my 
thinking is the presence of a database, and probably quite a large one.  

P Wickware, Oakland, CA

On 1 Feb 1994 PARSONS_A at snd01.pcr.co.uk wrote:

> Greetings Netfolk,
> 
> I hope this is the first posting that has made it as this question will be
> pretty tiresome by now (if its not apologies my PC based newsreader is playing
> up).
> 
> BIOINFORMATICS.
> 
> In the great world of molecular biology computation and information science
> there are many imponderables. One of which is "Does anyone have a definition
> of what Bioinformatics actually is?"
> 
> If you have one or want to suggest one I am all ears.  I will summarise back to
> the net if there is sufficient interest.
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Tony Parsons
> 
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