The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project

The start of the human genome project in the late 1980s provided a major boost for the development of bioinformatics. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was the international, collaborative research … Read more

What is Genomics?

Genomics

Genome refers to the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism while genomics is the study of genomes. Genomic studies are characterized by simultaneous … Read more

Protein Databases- Types and Importance

Protein Databases- Types and Importance

As biology has increasingly turned into a data-rich science, the need for storing and communicating large datasets has grown tremendously. The obvious examples are the nucleotide sequences, the protein sequences, … Read more

How to construct a Phylogenetic tree ?

How to construct a Phylogenetic tree

A phylogenetic tree is a visual representation of the relationship between different organisms, showing the path through evolutionary time from a common ancestor to different descendants. Similarities and divergence among … Read more

FASTA and BLAST

BLAST

The number of DNA and protein sequences in public databases is very large. Searching a database involves aligning the query sequence to each sequence in the database, to find significant … Read more

Gene Prediction- Importance and Methods

Gene Prediction

Gene prediction by computational methods for finding the location of protein coding regions is one of the essential issues in bioinformatics. Gene prediction basically means locating genes along a genome. … Read more