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Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics

Hallam Stevens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080178
eISBN:
9780226080345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080345.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the last thirty years, computers have come to play an increasingly important role in biological work. Especially in the new ‘omic’ disciplines, biologists are as likely to be found in front of ... More


Building Computers

Hallam Stevens

in Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080178
eISBN:
9780226080345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080345.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter summarizes the migration of the computer from physics into biology. Although computers were used in biology before the late 1970s, it was the invention of DNA sequencing that did much to ... More


Ordering Objects

Hallam Stevens

in Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080178
eISBN:
9780226080345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080345.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the role of databases in scientific knowledge-making using one prominent example: GenBank. Biological databases, organized with computers, cannot be thought of as just ... More


MEME, MAST, and Meta-MEME: New Tools for Motif Discovery in Protein Sequences

Timothy L. Bailey

in Pattern Discovery in Biomolecular Data: Tools, Techniques, and Applications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195119404
eISBN:
9780197561256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195119404.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

We are in the midst of an explosive increase in the number of DNA and protein sequences available for study, as various genome projects come on line. This wealth of information offers important ... More


Overview: A System for Tracking and Managing the Results from Sequence Comparison Programs

David P. Yee and Tim Hunkapiller

in Pattern Discovery in Biomolecular Data: Tools, Techniques, and Applications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195119404
eISBN:
9780197561256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195119404.003.0017
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

The Human Genome Project was launched in the early 1990s to map, sequence, and study the function of genomes derived from humans and a number of model organisms such as mouse, rat, fruit fly, worm, ... More


RNA Structure Analysis: A Multifaceted Approach

Bruce A. Shapiro and Wojciech Kasprzak

in Pattern Discovery in Biomolecular Data: Tools, Techniques, and Applications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195119404
eISBN:
9780197561256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195119404.003.0018
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

Genomic information (nucleic acid and amino acid sequences) completely determines the characteristics of the nucleic acid and protein molecules that express a living organism’s function. One of the ... More


Public Databases

Bruno J. Strasser

in Collecting Experiments: Making Big Data Biology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634999
eISBN:
9780226635187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635187.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The late 1970s saw an explosion in the number of known genetic sequences. Researchers began to collect them privately and plan for the creation of a central public database. Its creation took shape ... More


Open Science

Bruno J. Strasser

in Collecting Experiments: Making Big Data Biology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634999
eISBN:
9780226635187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635187.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The success of GenBank, and more generally of any community database, hinged on finding a solution to the problem of data acquisition. A few researchers, such as molecular biologists Richard J. ... More


The “Data Deluge”: Turning Private Data into Public Archives

Bruno J. Strasser

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did scientific databases become filled with data? And how did they become a cornerstone of open science? Framing databases within the broader history of scientific collections provides some ... More


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