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Bioinformatics in Allergy: A Powerful Tool Joining Science and Clinical Applications

  • Deendayal Dinakarpandian
  • Chitra Dinakar
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 6)

Abstract

"Breakthroughs in sequencing technologies have revealed the genome of several species. The resulting deluge of experimental data has triggered the birth of Bioinformatics, as it provides efficient and accurate approaches to the careful storage, organization, indexing and analysis of sequence information. While the initial visibility of Bioinformatics was based on its role in working primarily with DNA and protein sequences, it has the potential to provide a seamless connection between the basic sciences and the practice of medicine. From a clinical viewpoint, it represents any and all approaches that assist clinical decision-making based on the capacity to deal with, and learn from, large volumes of diverse biomedical data. This chapter focuses on the current and emerging clinical role of Bioinformatics, with emphasis on material pertaining to Allergy/Immunology (A/I)."

Keywords

Gene Ontology Unify Medical Language System Clinical Document Architecture Database Issue Allergenic Molecule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deendayal Dinakarpandian
    • 1
  • Chitra Dinakar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, School of Computing and EngineeringUniversity of MissouriKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City, Children's Mercy HospitalKansas CityUSA

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