Date Added: Aug 2010
Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management and analysis of biological data. The result is that computers are being used to gather, store, analyze and merge biological data. The goal of bio-informatics is to uncover the wealth of biological information hidden in the mass of data and obtains a clearer insight into the fundamental biology of organisms. The most well known application of bioinformatics is sequence analysis. In sequence analysis, DNA sequences of various diseases are stored in databases for easy retrieval and comparison. When the authors know a particular sequence is the cause for a disease, the trace of the sequence in the DNA and the number of occurrences of the sequence defines the intensity of the disease.