An introduction to the world of bioinformatics Massive increases in computing power and the ability to routinely sequence whole genomes of living organisms have begun to fundamentally alter our understanding of biology, medicine, and agriculture. At the intersection of the growing information and genomics revolutions sits bioinformatics, which uses modern computational power to reveal patterns in biological data sets, especially DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. Computational Biology: A Hypertextbook, by Scott Kelley and Dennis Didulo, provides a wonderful introduction for anyone who wants to learn the basics of bioinformatics. This book is more than a textbook because of the wealth of online ancillary materials and how the print and electronic components are integrated to form a complete educational resource. Aspects that make Computational Biology: A Hypertextbook a unique and valuable tool for teaching and learning bioinformatics include Clear explanations of the basic biology of DNA, RNA, and proteins and how the related bioinformatics algorithms work Extensive exercises that enable students to practice with the same bioinformatics applications that are used by scientists worldwide Tutorials, sample data sets, and interactive learning tools developed with teachers in mind and field-tested by hundreds of students Online tutorials and curated web links that are accurate (instead of frustrating!) and won't lead to dead ends Online resources that work on multiple platforms and electronic devices Computational Biology: A Hypertextbook is written in an accessible voice, punctuated with humor, and designed to significantly increase computational competencies. Biology and computer science undergraduate and graduate students will thoroughly enjoy learning from this unique hypertextbook, as will anyone with an interest in exploring this burgeoning topic.
Authors: Robert Gentleman, Vincent Carey, Wolfgang Huber, Rafael Irizarry, Sandrine Dudoit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-27 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Full four-color book. Some of the editors created the Bioconductor project and Robert Gentleman is one of the two originators of R. All methods are illustrated with publicly available data, and a major section of the book is devoted to fully worked case studies. Code underlying all of the computations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-06 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An introduction to the world of bioinformatics Massive increases in computing power and the ability to routinely sequence whole genomes of living organisms have begun to fundamentally alter our understanding of biology, medicine, and agriculture. At the intersection of the growing information and genomics revolutions sits bioinformatics, which uses modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-09 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Written with the advanced undergraduate in mind, this book introduces into the field of Bioinformatics. The authors explain the computational and conceptional background to the analysis of large-scale sequence data. Many of the corresponding analysis methods are rooted in evolutionary thinking, which serves as a common thread throughout the book.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is a practical introduction to Unix/Linux and programming for biologists as well as for chemists and physicists who work in bioinformatics and biophysics. The goal is to learn about the power of the stream editor 'sed' and the programming languages 'awk' and 'perl' in order to extract or
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-30 - Publisher: CRC Press
The assimilation of computational methods into the life sciences has played an important role in advancing biological research. From sequencing genomes to discovering motifs in large collections of functionally equivalent sequences of nucleic acids and proteins, the value of powerful computational tools has become abundantly clear. The Compact Hand