"Wherever people go, rats go too. Now researchers are making use of this fact to help understand patterns of human migration. A new genetic comparison of rats from various Pacific islands presents clues about the origins of Polynesian people.
The study, published this week in the science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, strikes a blow against one popular theory of how remote Pacific islands were colonized, and argues that the migration was a slow and complex process."
“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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