May 31, 2005

The future of bioinformatics

The Scientist :: What's Next for Bioinformatics? , May 23, 2005

Most biological pathways never make it into electronic databases, but instead languish in an increasingly crowded scientific literature. Researchers learn about their peers' findings from the literature and by attending meetings, but are typically able to keep up with only the literature in their own subspeciality. It's ironic, really: Just as comparative genomics is making it easier to make connections between genes that are traditionally studied in one model system with genes that are studied in another, researchers are struggling to access knowledge from outside their own discipline.
Posted by johnvu at May 31, 2005 12:20 PM
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