"With the tech industry slow to hire, experts point to a nascent field called biomedical informatics as a potential source of new jobs."
Martone, who is also the scientific coordinator for a research program with the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (www.nbirn.net), said that the initial expectations many people had for the genome project have subsided. But realistic goals are emerging, she said.
"Because it is a legitimate field, there will be a growing and steady need for people who are cross-trained in biology and computational abilities," she said."
“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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