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Were you always curious about biology but were afraid to sitthrough long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject whenyou were in high school but had other plans after you graduated?Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without everleaving your desktop!

Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuableinformation that introduces you to this exciting new discipline.This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through everybioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget longequations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programsthat slow down your computer. You’ll be amazed at all thethings you can accomplish just by logging on and following thesetrusty directions. You get the tools you need to:

  • Analyze all types of sequences
  • Use all types of databases
  • Work with DNA and protein sequences
  • Conduct similarity searches
  • Build a multiple sequence alignment
  • Edit and publish alignments
  • Visualize protein 3-D structures
  • Construct phylogenetic trees

This up-to-date second edition includes newly created andpopular databases and Internet programs as well as multiple newgenomes. It provides tips for using servers and places to seekresources to find out about what’s going on in thebioinformatics world. Bioinformatics For Dummies will showyou how to get the most out of your PC and the right Web tools soyou’ll be searching databases and analyzing sequences like apro!

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