Practical Bioinformatics: A Course for the Life Sciences
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Bioinformatics is the transformation of large amounts of data into useful knowledge that can be utilized for basic research science and biomedical applications. This field is one of the largest growing in science and is used as a tool in various areas of research. One of the main goals of bioinformaticians, aside from organizing data sets, is the normalization of datasets so that people from various disciplines can take advantage of the available data. Understanding the use and application of bioinformatics in research offers a considerable advantage to scientists. In addition, it makes post-baccalaureate students very competitive while applying for jobs or graduate school. This study specifically outlines a course in practical bioinformatics geared toward undergraduate students in the life sciences.