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Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills
Publisher:O'Reilly and Associates
ISBN 1-56592-664-1 - the newest edition is coming soon and is available for pre-order
This is the bioinformatics book that Jim likes. It discusses databases and search engines and it includes a primer on the operating systems and languages that someone in bioinformatics should at least develop a rudimentary knowledge in: Unix and Linux (for those of us who converted to Windows or Mac and didn't look back) and Perl. The book includes specifics on the major current biological databases and common sequence search techniques, and it also covers a bit of proteomics and microassays. Jim is considering this as a text to accompany a bioinformatics course.
Reviewed by:Jim DeKloe