Bioinformatics Definition

Definition
• Bio=biology, informatics=information technology
• Also called as computational molecular biology
The term 'Bioinformatics' is coined by Pauline Hogeweg
• Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science and information technology merge into a single discipline-NCBI
Bioinformatics definition
There are three important sub disciplines within bioinformatics:
1. The development of new algorithm* to assess relationship among large data sets
2. Analysis and interpretation of biological data
3. The development and implementation of tools that enable efficient management of data
*Algorithm: A stepwise method for solving a problem in a computer or in mathematics

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