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Bioinformatics is the utilization of computer software to study biological information and methods. Some examples of the diverse data produced by the field include analysis of genomic, proteomic, and metabolomics sequencing; computational biology models; biodiversity measurements; and records and models of protein expression, regulation, and structure. The potential application of such computational analysis is limitless, but work is focused primarily on creating ways to effectively store, process, and manipulate large data sets, on deriving statistical or mathematical analysis from such data, and on creating and analyzing models of important molecular, physiological, and ecological systems. Bioinformatics has potential medical, agricultural, and biological applications, both commercially and academically, as the patterns derived from samples and modeling can be used to better understand, develop, and optimize treatments, products, ...

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