What is Informatics?

Dr. Duncan Clark Duncan at nospam.demon.co.uk
Tue Jan 16 04:07:11 EST 2001

In article < at mail.montclair.edu>, the
eminent James Campanell at BIOSCI/MRC Human Genome Mapping Project
Resource Centre wrote
>Bioinformatics is the analysis of DNA and protein
>sequences to discern any elements of information that may be there. For
>example, how do you analyze a 10,000 basepair DNA sequence to determine
>where all the endonuclease cutting sites are, where any open reading frames
>may be, where likely promoter sites may be, etc. 

Ah, standard molecular biology techniques all packaged under a new name,
bioinformatics. But, hey, what do I know. :-)

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get 
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
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