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This course intends to introduce fundamental concepts in bioinformatics with an emphasis on how to use biological databases and computational tools to solve common bioinformatics problems in biology and biomedicine. The topics consist of sequence database access and searching, sequence alignment and phylogeny, functional prediction of DNA and protein sequences, and genome sequencing and annotation. Students are expected to learn fundamental concepts in bioinformatics and gain extensive experience with the use of bioinformatics analysis tools. (Cross-listed with BIOL 4160).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BIOL 2140 Genetics; BIOL 3020 Molecular Biology of the Cell; Or Permission of instructor