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Bioinformatics what is it and how it can bring prehistory to life?

Ivan Karabaliev joined Eagle Genomics located at the Babraham Research Centre in Cambridge, UK, a bit more than a year ago and has been discovering the essence of bioinformatics. Coming from a business marketing background, Ivan likes to explain the complex world of bioinformatics to new audiences and the general public. Explained in just one sentence, bioinformatics is the science of managing, analysing, storing and merging biological data (DNA sequences, proteins, etc.) using advanced computing techniques. Put another way, it is the application of computer science and information technologies to solve biological questions. Simple questions include asking what a specific 


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