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Can't Get Enough Of That Bioinformatics

Check out this list for lots of details on bioinformatics resources.
I'm not allowed to be serious for too many paragraphs in a row, but in researching the opportunities for IT people exploring bioinformatics, I amassed quite a collection of useful links, book recommendations, and other resources. If you're interested in learning more--really--you might want to start with these.

Here's a few more resources, in case you want to learn more about becoming a bioinformaticist (or simply want to impress your friends):

  • Browse the human genome at the National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
  • Celera Genomics Group
  • Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology career center
  • International Society of Computational Biology
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
  • If you like kicking back with a good algorithm, these are for you:

  • Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Pavel A. Pevzner, MIT Press, 2000).
  • Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models Of Proteins And Nucleic Acids (Richard Durbin et al, Cambridge University Press, 1999).
  • Algorithms On Strings, Trees, and Sequences: Computer Science And Computational Biology (Dan Gusfield, Cambridge University Press, 1997)
  • Introduction To Computational Molecular Biology (Joao Carlos Setubal, Joao Meidanis, Jooao Carlos Setubal, Pws Publishing Co., 1997)
  • Bioinformatics projects and tools to take a look at:

  • BioPerl
  • BioJava
  • Biopython
  • EMBOSS
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