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Postby Roshan » Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:55 am

what is bioinformatics how can i search a topic in it .can any one help me plz.
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Postby biostudent84 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:58 pm

Bioinformatics is a new field of biology, although biologists have been doing it for years. It basically combines biology and computers. I.E. DNA sequencers are now placed under the realm of bioinformatics.
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Postby Roshan » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:59 am

Thank u Biostudent84.but what r its websites which r used for bioinformatics.Are there specific websites for it or any search engine can be used for it.one of the websites I know is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. But I dont know how to use it.
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Postby thank.darwin » Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:09 pm

What do you mean - I don't know how to use it - What kind of information are you looking for from that site?
Here is another good site- http://bioinformatics.org/
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:43 am

Roshan wrote:Thank u Biostudent84.but what r its websites which r used for bioinformatics.Are there specific websites for it or any search engine can be used for it.one of the websites I know is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. But I dont know how to use it.


It's a government website. Governments have the mentality that the more complicated something is, the better it is :wink:
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Postby cytochromeP » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:27 am

Roshan u seem to in a hurry. Be patient. I suggest revisiting NCBI. There u will find 4 TUTORIALS. These should help you get started.
I also suggest you to spend some money on a good bioinformatics book and hone your skills before you need them. There are lots of bioinfo courses around. But I am not sure how good they are with regards to the fees they charge.
As far as the complexity of the web-sites is concerned, well - the data present on NCBI is REAL data, dug out by REAL scientists tiring in their kabs and hence it is serious stuff. Dont expect it to be easy and u should be fine. Besides its a public reposotiry and hence free by definition.
I must say that the future belongs to BIOLOGY and the future of biology blongs to BIOINFORMATICS.
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Postby Locus » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:05 pm

By general, bioinformatic is manipulation with big numbers of secuenses, for finding within this pool, any structural elements.
Goal my be like sequense alignment, gene/promotor/enchancers predictions and so...
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Postby destiny » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:50 am

biostudent84 wrote:Bioinformatics is a new field of biology, although biologists have been doing it for years. It basically combines biology and computers. I.E. DNA sequencers are now placed under the realm of bioinformatics.


Sounds cool. :D
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Postby Locus » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:56 pm

destiny wrote:
biostudent84 wrote:Bioinformatics is a new field of biology, although biologists have been doing it for years. It basically combines biology and computers. I.E. DNA sequencers are now placed under the realm of bioinformatics.


Sounds cool. :D

Why? Like at the ather field we use by computers it can be used at the biology: bioinformatics it is field for processing large data for sequenses for findind sismilarity or structure prediction.
Roshan - using NCBI is likely Google :wink: : tape what you need and chose database at the left: if you need article it is "pubmed", if sequence it is "gene". also there is BLAST - for finding gene by the sequence.
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Postby sachin » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:17 pm

NCBI has BLAST and FAST test which shows you the DNA code for any recognise protein and that matches NB sequence of DNA fragment with present Data. Fast is for Protein.

RASMOL and CN3D are good softwares those shows 3d structure of biological molecule...
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