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Thanks to communication technologies, and particularly the Internet, we now take immediate access to enormous quantities of information for granted. And thanks to "the new biology", building on the genome projects, some scientists are predicting that cures for the majority of known diseases could be readily available within two generations. This book aims to help the practitioners of the second revolution, the molecular biologists who are more at home at a laboratory bench than in front of a computer keyboard, to use the Internet more effectively. Sansom and Horton provide a broad introduction to using Internet based computing resources to support research in molecular biology. After surveying the core databases and other online resources, the focus shifts to tools and techniques for exploiting and authoring Internet-distributed information. Later chapters provide detailed examples of how technologies such as molecular visualisation, VRML and XSLT can be applied to biological problems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199638888
ISBN-10: 0199638888
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 16mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Clare E. Sansom

Clare E. Sansom, Ph.D. School of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, London WC1E 7HX, UK +44 207 631 6800 +44 207 631 6803 Teaching Fellow, Birkbeck College, London, UK; freelance bioinformatics consultant and science writerMember of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE) Associate Member of the Association of British Science Writers Editorial board member of 4 journals including Briefings in Bioinformatics Member of organising committee for ISMB 2004 - the world's premier bioinformatics conference (only of use in conference related publicity?) Robert M. Horton, Ph.D. 92 Starlit Circle, Sacramento, CA 95831 USA (916) 395-5523 (916) 392-4595 Director of Research, Attotron Biosensor Corporation, 106 East Adams Street, Suite 210, Carson City, NV 89706 USA

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