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Bioinformatics

Overview

 

What is bioinformatics?  Genomics?  Proteomics? 

Here is some basic information on bioinformatics from the Bioinformatics Organization FAQ page.   http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/Bioinformatics_FAQ

 

One of the top resources for bioinformatics data comes from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).  NCBI is part of the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.  They maintain many databases containing gene, genome, protein, protein structure, and genetic variation data.  They also maintain PubMed, the popular biomedical literature database.  The National Library of Medicine has a YouTube channel containing instructional videos to some of their products.  There is a specific track for NCBI.

NCBI has multiple in person and online seminars on NCBI resources throughout the year.  Users can search by upcoming workshops or archived workshops on their Webinars and Courses website.

Nucleic Acids Research annually publishes a Database Issue featuring new or revised databases in different aspects of molecular biology.  The 2022 issue describes 87 new molecular biology databases, with 85 updates of previously described databases.  Seven new databases focus on COVID-19  / SARS-CoV-2.  A full list of databases can be browsed alphabetically or by category.