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Published: 21 May 2019

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780198794141

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Introduction to Bioinformatics

Fifth Edition

Arthur Lesk

  • Aimed at a biological audience, it is ideal for those without detailed prior knowledge of programming who are encountering bioinformatics for the first time
  • Frequent examples, self-test questions, problems, and exercises are incorporated throughout the text to encourage self-directed learning
  • Emphasises the practical applications of the subject to a wide range of disciplines, such as molecular biology, medicine, forensic science and anthropology
  • Invaluable information retrieval techniques and data calculations are covered to enable the reader to carry out their own online research
  • Online resources include data sets and Web-based problems, alongside guidance for answering the problems and exercises in the book

New to this Edition:

  • A host of new material includes new content on next generation sequencing, function prediction, sequence assembly, epigenomics, the bioinformatics of gene editing, and the effects of single nucleotide variants
  • Greater background information has been provided for advanced topics to ensure that a broad range of readers will have the necessary pre-requisite knowledge to understand them

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