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Genomics and Bioinformatics


Genomics and Bioinformatics

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    Available in PDF Format | Genomics and Bioinformatics.pdf | English
    Tore Samuelsson(Author)
With the arrival of genomics and genome sequencing projects, biology has been transformed into an incredibly data-rich science. The vast amount of information generated has made computational analysis critical and has increased demand for skilled bioinformaticians. Designed for biologists without previous programming experience, this textbook provides a hands-on introduction to Unix, Perl and other tools used in sequence bioinformatics. Relevant biological topics are used throughout the book and are combined with practical bioinformatics examples, leading students through the process from biological problem to computational solution. All of the Perl scripts, sequence and database files used in the book are available for download at the accompanying website, allowing the reader to easily follow each example using their own computer. Programming examples are kept at an introductory level, avoiding complex mathematics that students often find daunting. The book demonstrates that even simple programs can provide powerful solutions to many complex bioinformatics problems.

'The book provides a lively and accessible introduction to current research in the life sciences, and it does so in a succinct way by grounding the explanations with simple algorithms expressed in Perl code. As such, the book can be very useful to a general science audience, particularly those with a computer science background, whether established researchers or undergraduate students. The writing is inspiring and engaging, and the inclusion of Perl code makes it easy for readers to apply the knowledge and observe the outcomes.' Sara Kalvala, Computing Reviews

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Book details

  • PDF | 356 pages
  • Tore Samuelsson(Author)
  • Cambridge University Press (7 Jun. 2012)
  • English
  • 9
  • Computing & Internet
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  • By J. Rhodes on 26 January 2013

    As someone with a foot in both worlds (biology and programming) I found this book extremely helpful when starting in a new field of research (genomics). The topics covered here are interesting and relevant, and the literature cited is very current, making this book ideal for anyone starting study in this field. I also thought the approach to introducing Perl programming was excellent (by teaching it from an applied route). I do not understand why the previous post only gave this book one star. I have already recommended this book to my student.

  • By Yahaya Yabo on 17 November 2015

    in perfect condition

  • By ROBIN EDWARDS on 3 October 2012

    Interesting subject, modern science and technological change covered in detail, cheap pricxe, prompt delivery. Covers the use of the internet by and it's relevance to, scientific progress.

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