"Fictional narratives in literature, film, and television help shape public perception of scientists and doctors, their values, and how they behave; they also promote a shared self identity among professionals. Cultural commentators and medical historians' interest in how clinicians and medical scientists are represented in feature films has developed in parallel with the use of films in teaching, which is now a popular means of stimulating debate on biomedical ethics and professional conduct, in undergraduate medicine and medical history courses.
Christopher Frayling's book characterises several thematic variations in the portrayal of scientists and doctors in Western cinema, from silent movies to modern blockbusters. He has cast his net widely, studying posters and publicity stills as well as films and scripts, and compiled an entertaining survey. The only disappointment is the staid selection of illustrations."
“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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