Breve historia de la bioinformática

Translated title of the contribution: Brief history of bioinformatics

María Liliana Franco, Juan Fernando Cediel, César Payán

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Bioinformatics appears as the result of the indissoluble marriage between informatics technology and life sciences. Although it was conceived in principle to resolve questions such as the following: How to store and organize DNA sequences? How to find introns and exons in genomic DNA sequences? What conditions are required for the transcription of a specific gene? How learn more about the structure of a protein? How does it compare sequences of proteins or predict their structures?, currently the acquisition of new and improved computational tools has made it possible that bioinformatics will be key piece in applications such as genetic screening, molecular diagnosis, drug discovery and crop genetic improvement.

Translated title of the contributionBrief history of bioinformatics
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalColombia Medica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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