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Bioinformatics--Trying to Swim in a Sea of Data

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Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1260-1261
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1260

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The massive quantities of data generated by genomic research have given rise to the field of bioinformatics--an emerging discipline that seeks to integrate computer science with applications derived from molecular biology. Roos identifies two major challenges to the advancement of bioinformatics research: how to define permissible use of data released to the community before publication, and restrictions on the further analysis and reposting of published data available on proprietary Web sites.