Get with the program

Biological science these days is all about Big Data. Whether it’s in the form of DNA sequences, photomicrographs, or mass spectra, researchers increasingly need to collect, integrate, manipulate, and interpret enormous pools of information. For many biologists, that can be pretty intimidating. Traditional training programs tend to focus on scientific fundamentals and experimentation, not computer programming and statistics. As a result, when many researchers find themselves confronted by massive data sets, they have no idea how to tackle them… Read more at The Scientist.

~ by jeffreyperkel on August 10, 2015.

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