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Bioinformatics for Dummies

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Search databases and analyze sequences like a proGet the most out of your PC and the Web with the right toolsExplore the human genome and analyze DNA-without leaving your desktop! All it takes is the basics of molecular biology and the wealth of information in this friendly guide. You'll discover the online tools and useful tips you need to ask the right questions, analyze sequences, and compare results. It's a plain-English introduction to the field!Discover how to Do biological research online Use gene-centric databases Visualize proteins in 3-D Interpret and analyze sequences Produce and publish resultsThis book explores bioinformatics, the application of computer technology to the management of biological information, in which computers gather, store, analyze, and integrate biological and genetic information that can then be applied to gene-based drug discovery and developmentHelps readers familiar with biology who are interested in bioinformatic research to get up to speed on basic conceptsReflects the multiple new genomes and new databases available and answers the basic questions of a beginner in this fieldAlso explains the important relationship between the biological sciences and information technology and points readers in the direction of the most helpful Web resources and freely available toolsThis book is dedicated to unspecialized users starting with bioinformatics from scratch, who are familiar with some biology. It answers the following questions: Which tool can I use to answer my question? How do I use the tool? How do I interpret the results of my bioinformatic research? It also explains the important relationship between the biological sciences and information technology and points readers in the direction of the most helpful Web resources and freely available tools.Were you always curious about biology but were afraid to sit through long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject when you were in high school but had other plans after you graduated? Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without ever leaving your desktop!Bioinformatics for Dummies is packed with valuable information that introduces you to this exciting new discipline. This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through every bioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget long equations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programs that slow down your computer. You'll be amazed at all the things you can accomplish just by logging on and following these trusty directions. You get the tools you need to: Analyze all types of sequences Use all types of databases Work with DNA and protein sequences Conduct similarity searches Build a multiple sequence alignment Edit and publish alignments Visualize protein 3-D structures Construct phylogenetic trees This up-to-date second edition includes newly created and popular databases and Internet programs as well as multiple new genomes. It provides tips for using servers and places to seek resources to find out about what's going on in the bioinformatics world. Bioinformatics for Dummies will show you how to get the most out of your PC and the right Web tools so you'll be searching databases and analyzing sequences like a pro!

Search databases and analyze sequences like a proGet the most out of your PC and the Web with the right toolsExplore the human genome and analyze DNA-without leaving your desktop! All it takes is the basics of molecular biology and the wealth of info
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