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bi·o·in·for·mat·ics

 (bī′ō-ĭn′fər-măt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The use of computer science, mathematics, and information theory to organize and analyze complex biological data, especially genetic data. Also called biocomputing.

bioinformatics

(ˌbaɪəʊˌɪnfəˈmætɪks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Biochemistry) the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information
2. (Pharmacology) the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information
Translations
bioinformatika
biokomputiko
bioinformatique

bioinformatics

[ˌbaɪəʊˌɪnfərˈmætɪks] nbioinformatique f
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Dallman is lead bioinformatician in the Gastrointestinal Bacterial Reference Unit at the Health Protection Agency in London, UK.
"Compare to the other metazoan genomes reported to date, we found this genome has few repetitive sequences, only about 4.4percent of the total assembly," said Shiping Liu, the co-leading author of the study and Senior Bioinformatician of Comparative Genomics Group at BGI.
"This paper suggests that the real variation leading to the human lineage is structural," says Mark Gerstein, a bioinformatician at Yale University.
Ben King, a bioinformatician at MDIBL said, "We identified 77 new microRNA families, and four of these turned out to also be expressed in the painted turtle.
Dr Svensson has been a bioinformatician at the Swedish Defense Research Agency in Umea, Sweden, since 2001.
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The author is a bioinformatician, so it is perhaps not surprising that his discussions of informatic technologies and genome databases are particularly lively and informative.
Kretz is a molecular microbiologist, bioinformatician and laboratory leadership service fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who is assigned to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY.
In this new age of born-digital libraries, the traditional librarian position merges with those of information technology professional, administrator, educator, and bioinformatician. Thus, defining roles, identifying good candidates, and defining library patrons can become challenging.

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