[ bahy-oh-in-fer-mat-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɪn fərˈmæt ɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science, as in the study of genomes.
Encoding Shakespeare into DNAIt’s time to look at the language of life itself—DNA. As you might remember from 7th-grade science, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecular structure that stores the genetic code for all life forms. Scientists continue to wonder if this living blueprint is all that DNA can hold. Researcher Nick Goldman of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) has recently stored all of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets in …
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/ (ˌbaɪəʊˌɪnfəˈmætɪks) /
noun (functioning as singular)
the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information
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[ bī′ō-ĭn′fər-măt′ĭks ]
Used with a singular verb Information technology as applied to the life sciences, especially the technology used for the collection and analysis of genomic data.
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