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BIOINFORMATICS

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Definition:
Construction of databases on genomes, protein sequences; modelling complex biological processes, including systems biology.

Context:
The use of computers in solving information problems in the life sciences; mainly, it involves the creation of extensive electronic databases on genomes, protein sequences, etc. Secondarily, it involves techniques such as the three-dimensional modelling of biomolecules.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2005, A Framework for Biotechnology Statistics, OECD, Paris, Annex 1: Glossary of Terms Used in the List-Based Definition.

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Friday, July 01, 2005