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Sunday, August 26, 2001

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"The mapping of the human genome, in which scientists wrote out the entire chemical sequence of DNA, was a first step in genetic research. Now, scientists are seeking to discover how specific genes play a role in disease. Then, they hope to find drugs that act on those genes.

But many of the simple diseases - those in which a single genetic defect is the cause - have already been deciphered. More challenging are diseases in which many genes play smaller roles. So how can researchers know for sure which genes to target? GCI thinks the answers are embedded in the samples in its library."

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Bioinformatics will be at the core of biology in the 21st century. In fields ranging from structural biology to genomics to biomedical imaging, ready access to data and analytical tools are fundamentally changing the way investigators in the life sciences conduct research and approach problems. Complex, computationally intensive biological problems are now being addressed and promise to significantly advance our understanding of biology and medicine. No biological discipline will be unaffected by these technological breakthroughs.


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