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Development of Information Biology (III)

  • Tateno, Yoshio (School of New Biology, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Received : 2013.06.13
  • Accepted : 2013.06.27
  • Published : 2013.06.28

Abstract

Introduced were two biological investigations in which information biology played a significant role. In the first case independent findings in cancer research over a long period were united and organized by information biology and led to the outcome that was subject to a Nobel Prize. The outcome has revealed that the cause of human cancer is located in the genome in a dormant condition. The second case shows how to elucidate the function of an unknown DNA sequence or ORF in prokaryotes by a large - scale computer homology search and analyses. For the elucidation the International DNA Databases and a large - scale computer were two key factors.

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