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Building Bioinformatics Solutions$
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Conrad Bessant, Darren Oakley, and Ian Shadforth

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199658558

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658558.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Building Bioinformatics Solutions
Author(s):

Conrad Bessant

Darren Oakley

Ian Shadforth

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658558.003.0001

This chapter provides a high level overview of the field of bioinformatics, covering the main areas of interest in contemporary bioinformatics and introducing the pre-eminent software tools and databases used in the field. The importance of programmatic automation of bioinformatics tasks is highlighted, and the concept of building bioinformatics solutions is explained.

Keywords:   bioinformatics, bioinformatics resources, tools, databases, software development, programming

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