By Zoé Lacroix, Terence Critchlow
Lifestyles technological know-how info integration and interoperability is likely one of the such a lot tough difficulties dealing with bioinformatics this day. within the present age of the existence sciences, investigators need to interpret many varieties of knowledge from numerous assets: lab tools, public databases, gene expression profiles, uncooked series lines, unmarried nucleotide polymorphisms, chemical screening facts, proteomic info, putative metabolic pathway versions, etc. regrettably, scientists usually are not at present capable of simply establish and entry this data a result of number of semantics, interfaces, and knowledge codecs utilized by the underlying information assets.
Bioinformatics: handling clinical information tackles this problem head-on through discussing the present ways and diversity of structures to be had to assist bioinformaticians with this more and more advanced factor. the center of the e-book lies within the collaboration efforts of 8 detailed bioinformatics groups that describe their very own exact methods to info integration and interoperability. every one procedure gets its personal bankruptcy the place the lead participants offer important perception into the categorical difficulties being addressed by way of the process, why the actual structure used to be selected, and information at the system's strengths and weaknesses. In remaining, the editors supply very important standards for comparing those platforms that bioinformatics execs will locate necessary.
* offers a transparent evaluate of the cutting-edge in facts integration and interoperability in genomics, highlighting various platforms and giving perception into the strengths and weaknesses in their diversified methods.
* Discusses shared vocabulary, layout concerns, complexity of use instances, and the problems of moving present info administration methods to bioinformatics platforms, which serves to attach computing device and lifestyles scientists.
* Written through the first individuals of 8 respected bioinformatics platforms in academia and together with: BioKris, TAMBIS, K2, GeneExpress, P/FDM, MBM, SDSC, SRS, and DiscoveryLink.
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Recently, there has been a proliferation of XML-based markup languages to represent models of biological objects and to facilitate information exchange within specific research areas such as microarray and gene expression markup language, 8 systems biology markup language, 9 and bio-polymer markup language. 1~ Many of these are available through the XML open standard organization. 11 However, we caution that development of such documents must be compatible with existing biological ontologies or viewed as a concerted community effort.
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