Bioinformatics Computing

Author: Bryan Bergeron
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ISBN: 0131008250
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (19 November, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 29,917
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
A must read!
This book was a pleasant surprise. It's one of the few books on bioinformatics that I've read that doesn't assume the reader has a PhD in biochemistry or mathematics. It's a gentle but thorough introduction to many of the problems faced by life scientists who are trying to get a handle on this thing called bioinformatics. I've been working in the life sciences for years, and this is the first book I've read that explains how I can make use of the various search engines, genomic analysis tools, and the dozens of genomics databases worldwide in my day-to-day life.

I especially appreciate the author's frank analysis of the state of the art at the end of each chapter. He seems to put a balanced spin on the field, pointing out the vast potential of bioinformatics computing in practical medicine and materials synthesis, while grounding the reader in current political and economic realities that are limiting many aspects of the field.

I consider it a must read.

Rating: 5 out of 5
Bioinformatics for now and the future
Dr, Beregeron ofers a sensible yet visionary exposition of the field. For me, the future direction of this field is most compelling. It is a primer that can be challenging to the most sophisticated afficionado, also.

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