Bioinformatics deals with the information content of genes, proteins and genomes, particularly their sequences and their changes due to evolutionary mechanisms. Biological information is extracted through computer based analysis of sequences and atomic structures and facilitated by database organization, retrieval & search tools, probabilistic models, substitution matrices, and alignment algorithms. Bioinformatics is relevant not only to biology, but also anthropology, agriculture, medicine, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine

By Lukas K. Buehler, PhD &
Hooman H. Rashidi, MD

2nd edition, CRC Press, 2005

Originally published in 1999, the 2nd edition of this comprehensive book examines the role computers play in everything from biology and medicine, databases and search tools, to genome and proteome analysis, and the mapping of the human brain. Internet accessible public databases are covered, as well as new approaches to scientific research with computers. Written by Hooman Rashidi (MD)and Lukas Buehler (PhD) this books takes the reader on a tour through the next generation of biological research through new technologies used in drug design, gene research, and advanced medical procedures.

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