Bioinformatics in the Information Age

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Science  18 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5456, pp. 1221-1223
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5456.1221

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The vast amounts of data generated by genome sequencing, gene chip technology and genome data mining have to be carefully analysed and interpreted. Such analysis and interpretation is the domain of the burgeoning field of bioinformatics. In her TechView article, Spengler looks at the progress and problems besetting the bioinformatics age.