Bioinformatics is a relatively new field and as such, many people aren’t exactly sure what “bioinformatics” really is.

The NIH Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative defines bioinformatics as:

“Research, development, or application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral or health data, including those to acquire, store, organize, archive, analyze, or visualize such data.”

Still confused? Don’t fret, most people are when they hear that definition. I usually like to tell people:

“Bioinformatics combines the latest technology with biological research.”

Over the past decade or so, and even prior, computers have become an integral part of every industry. Biological More >