Genomics and Bioinformatics An Introduction to Programming Tools

ISBN-10: 1107401240

ISBN-13: 9781107401242

Edition: 2012

Authors: Tore Samuelsson

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Designed for biologists without programming experience, this textbook provides a hands-on introduction to Unix and Perl tools for bioinformatics. Relevant biological examples are combined with practical computational procedures, teaching students how to proceed from biological problem to bioinformatics solution.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Tore Samuelsson is a Professor in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been active in bioinformatics research for more than 15 years and has over 10 years' experience of teaching in the field, including the development of web resources for molecular biology and bioinformatics education.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Design and conventions of this book
Introduction - working with the molecules of life in the computer
Gene technology - cutting DNA
Gene technology - knocking genes down
Gene technology - amplifying DNA
Human disease - when DNA sequences are toxic
Human disease - iron imbalance and the iron responsive element
Human disease - cancer as a result of aberrant proteins
Evolution - what makes us human?
Evolution - resolving a criminal case
Evolution - the sad case of the Tasmanian tiger
A function to every gene - termites, metagenomics and learning about the function of a sequence
A function to every gene - royal blood and order in the sequence universe
A function to every gene - a slimy molecule
Information resources - learning about flu viruses
Finding genes - going ashore at CpG islands
Finding genes - in the world of snurps
Finding genes - hunting for the distant RNA relatives
Personal genomes - the differences between you and me
Personal genomes - what's in my genome?
Personal genomes - details of family genetics
Brief Unix reference
A selection of biological sequence analysis software
Short Perl reference
Brief introduction to R
Index
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