Medical Applications

  • Jeremy J. RamsdenEmail author
Part of the Computational Biology book series (COBO, volume 10)

The question that this chapter tries to answer is, “what use is bioinformatics for medicine?” Medicine is concerned with prevention and cure of ill health and maintenance of good health. The connexion between DNA and illness once seemed clear. Well-characterized diseases such as sickle cell anaemia, known to be caused by a single point mutation in the gene coding for haemoglobin, seemed to provide solid confirmation of the “one gene, one enzyme” hypothesis.


Sickle Cell Anaemia Conscious Experience Single Point Mutation Pattern Recognition Technique Evolve Drug Resistance 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield University School of Applied SciencesBedfordshire, UK

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