Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146663605X

Category: Computers

Page: 1246

View: 6726

"Bioinformatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications highlights the area of bioinformatics and its impact over the medical community with its innovations that change how we recognize and care for illnesses"--Provided by publisher.


Author: Bronwyn Parry,Beth Greenhough

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509505490

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9294

From DNA sequences stored on computer databases to archived forensic samples and biomedical records, bioinformation comes in many forms. Its unique provenance – the fact that it is 'mined' from the very fabric of the human body – makes it a mercurial resource; one that no one seemingly owns, but in which many have deeply vested interests. Who has the right to exploit and benefit from bioinformation? The individual or community from whom it was derived? The scientists and technicians who make its extraction both possible and meaningful or the commercial and political interests which fund this work? Who is excluded or even at risk from its commercialisation? And what threats and opportunities might the generation of 'Big Bioinformational Data' raise? In this groundbreaking book, authors Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough explore the complex economic, social and political questions arising from the creation and use of bioinformation. Drawing on a range of highly topical cases, including the commercialization of human sequence data; the forensic use of retained bioinformation; biobanking and genealogical research, they show how demand for this resource has grown significantly driving a burgeoning but often highly controversial global economy in bioinformation. But, they argue, change is afoot as new models emerge that challenge the ethos of privatisation by creating instead a dynamic open source 'bioinformational commons' available for all future generations.


Ein einführendes Lehrbuch

Author: Thomas Dandekar,Meik Kunz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662546981

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 6318

Dieses Buch bietet eine packende Einführung in das am schnellsten wachsende Gebiet der Biologie mit leicht nachvollziehbaren Beispielen und einem gut aufbereitetem Anhang für den Leser, der so gleich alles direkt nachkochen und miterleben kann. Das Buch holt den Leser bei den Grundlagen ab, wie man zum Beispiel Sequenzinformationen einfach erhält und analysiert. In weiteren Kapiteln gehen die Autoren auf die verschiedenen Analysemöglichkeiten von RNA, DNA und Proteinen bis hinzu ganzen Stoffwechselwegen ein. Dabei werden in jedem Kapitel spannende Beispiele aus der Biologie gewählt, die zur Veranschaulichung der Analyse dienen. Jedes Kapitel wird mit einem Übungsteil abgeschlossen, welches das Gelernte sogleich zur Anwendung bringt. Das Thema dieses Buches ist ein Muss für jeden Biologiestudierenden, ob Bachelor- oder Masterstudium, da die Bioinformatik mittlerweile erstaunliche Einsichten in die molekularen Grundlagen aller Lebewesen zutage fördert.

Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices

Trends and Best Practices

Author: Holder, Sara

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466618981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 506

View: 4646

Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration. Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices addresses the challenging task of collection development in modern academic libraries, which is largely learned on the job. This publication contains practical advice and innovative strategies essential for current collection development librarians and future librarians seeking guidance in this complex position.

Crop Improvement

New Approaches and Modern Techniques

Author: Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Parvaiz Ahmad,Munir Ozturk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461470285

Category: Science

Page: 493

View: 8764

The improvement of crop species has been a basic pursuit since cultivation began thousands of years ago. To feed an ever increasing world population will require a great increase in food production. Wheat, corn, rice, potato and few others are expected to lead as the most important crops in the world. Enormous efforts are made all over the world to document as well as use these resources. Everybody knows that the introgression of genes in wheat provided the foundation for the “Green Revolution”. Later also demonstrated the great impact that genetic resources have on production. Several factors are contributing to high plant performance under different environmental conditions, therefore an effective and complementary use of all available technological tools and resources is needed to meet the challenge.

Trading the Genome

Investigating the Commodification of Bio-Information

Author: Bronwyn Parry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509294

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4747

In a groundbreaking work that draws on anthropology, history, philosophy, business and law, Parry links firsthand knowledge of the operation of the bioprospecting industry to a sophisticated analysis of broader economic, regulatory, and technological transformations to reveal the complex economic and political dynamics that underpin the new global trade in bio-information.

Conéctate al mundo de internet : guía y catálogo

Author: Ed Krol

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated


Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 1496

Still the best book on the Internet. The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the international network of computer systems called the Internet, a resource of almost unimaginable wealth.As a complete introduction to the Internet, this book covers the basic utilities you use to access the network: mail, telnet, ftp, and news readers. But it also does much more. The Guide pays close attention to several important information servers (Archie, Wais, Gopher) that are, essentially, databases of databases: they help you find what you want among the millions of files and thousands of archives available. There's also coverage of the World Wide Web. We've also included our own database of databases: a resource index that covers a broad selection of several hundred important resources, ranging from the King James Bible to archives for USENET news.So if you use the Internet for work or for pleasure -- or if you'd like to, but don't know how -- you need this book. If you've been around the Net for a few years, you'll still be able to discover resources you didn't know existed. Also includes a pull-out quick-reference card.Now more comprehensive than ever, here's what you will find in the second edition: An expanded, easy-to-use resource catalog. New and experienced users alike can refer to the catalog to discover what's available on the Net. Descriptions of three resources that serve as the Internet's "card catalog": InterNIC, GNN, and Almanac (what they are, what they're for). An explanation of multimedia mail (MIME): what it means, how to deal with it. An introduction to pine, a popular mail program that supports MIME. More on ftp-mail servers, and different kinds of mailing list managers, including Majordomo and Almanac. An introduction to xarchie, a popular X-based Archie client with an FTP client built-in, along with other improvements to the Archie service. What's new in the "white pages," or the Internet's telephone book. In particular, the book covers Netfind. An introduction to tin, another popular newsreader. New features of Gopher, including Veronica and Jughead. New coverage of the swais line-oriented WAIS client. An expanded list of internet access providers.

The Executive's Yellow Pages

Author: Seth Godin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


Category: Business

Page: 205

View: 9686

Certain to become indispensable for secretaries, office managers, business travelers, and CEOs, this ingenious little reference organizes and lists 10,000 of the most commonly sought telephone and fax listings by American business. No installation instructions or batteries here--just a handy, pocket-sized paperback that instantly offers what is needed and nothing more.

Angewandte Bioinformatik

Eine Einführung

Author: Paul M. Selzer,Richard J. Marhöfer,Oliver Koch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662541351

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 1310

Für Studierende und Wissenschaftler der Lebenswissenschaften schafft dieses Buch einen schnellen, strukturierten Zugang zur Angewandten Bioinformatik ohne Programmierkenntnisse oder tiefgehende Informatikkenntnisse vorauszusetzen. Es bietet eine Einführung in die tägliche Anwendung der vielfältigen bioinformatischen Werkzeuge und gibt einen ersten Überblick über das sehr komplexe Fachgebiet. Die Kontrolle des vermittelten Stoffs wird durch Übungsbeispiele mit Lösungen gewährleistet. Ein Glossar der zugrundeliegenden Fachtermini sowie ein ausführliches Sachverzeichnis runden das Buch ab. Für die 2. Auflage wurde das Werk umfassend aktualisiert.


Sequence and Genome Analysis

Author: David W. Mount

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computers

Page: 692

View: 6618

As more species genomes are sequenced, computational analysis of these data has become increasingly important. The second, entirely updated edition of this widely praised textbook provides a comprehensive and critical examination of the computational methods needed for analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein data, as well as genomes. The book has been rewritten to make it more accessible to a wider audience, including advanced undergraduate and graduate students. New features include chapter guides and explanatory information panels and glossary terms. New chapters in this second edition cover statistical analysis of sequence alignments, computer programming for bioinformatics, and data management and mining. Practically oriented problems at the ends of chapters enhance the value of the book as a teaching resource. The book also serves as an essential reference for professionals in molecular biology, pharmaceutical, and genome laboratories. Related Titles from the Publisher Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics Emerging Model Organisms Genomes Proteins and Proteomics: A Laboratory Manual A Short Guide to the Human Genome