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ABACBS (pron.ˈabəkəs) runs the Australian Bioinformatics Network

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What is bioinformatics?

Bioinformatics is an extremely diverse discipline. Clearly, it involves biology and informatics, but the term ‘informatics’ spans mathematics, statistics, computer science, and many other quantitative sciences seen as disciplines in their own right.

Rather than add to the wealth of written definitions (including this from the US National Institutes of Health), or engage in semantic defence or debate, we put this question to bioinformaticians, biologists and other quantitiative bioscientists to give you a take on what bioinformatics means to real, live people:

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