"PRACTITIONERS of so-called hard sciences--those backed up by the mathematical rigour of formulae and equations--have traditionally looked down on the squishy end of research. That disdain has evaporated a bit over recent years, as government money has migrated from physics to biology and medicine. But it is disappearing as biologists show that they can be just as quantitative as their hard-edged colleagues.
And one example is in the field of cancer research."
“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.”BIOINFORMATICS IN THE 21st CENTURY
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