medical Definition of bioinformatics
- One of the most basic operations in bioinformatics involves searching for similarities, or homologies, between a newly sequenced piece of DNA segments from various organisms.
- —Ken Howard, Scientific American, July 2000
bioinformaticplay \-tik\ adjective
- bioinformatic analysis
bioinformaticianplay \-ˌin-fər-mə-ˈti-shən\ noun
- … hands off mounds of data to a bioinformatician who can correlate genetic differences with health problems, with the help of high-powered computing.
- —Stephen T. Watson and Fred O. Williams, The Buffalo (New York) News, 19 June 2005
bioinformaticistplay \-ˌin-fər-ˈma-tə-sist\ noun
- Others will be bioinformaticists, combining skills in biology and information technology to help gather and analyze data related to genetic mapping.
- —Jeffry Steele, The Chicago Tribune, 7 Jan. 2007
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