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.
KeywordsSickle Cell Anaemia Conscious Experience Single Point Mutation Pattern Recognition Technique Evolve Drug Resistance
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