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Why is Bioinformatics Useful in Genomics?

Great strides have been made in the ability to understand biological data. The importance of this topic bioinformatics permeated public awareness with the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of variant strains. Without bioinformatics, we would be crippled in our ability to mitigate the impact of this virulent illness.

However, bioinformatics applications span well beyond fighting pandemic illness. Bioinformatics data is used in infectious disease diagnostics, biosurveillance, and microbial forensics, to name a few fields where this expertise is applied.

Bioinformatics: A vast field of study

As a blend of computer science, statistics, and biology, bioinformatics is very useful in many ways. Bioinformatics researchers play important roles in pharmaceutical research, personalized medicine research, preventative medicine, gene therapy, and many more important fields. There are bioinformatics applications in various sectors of science and technology. Some of the most popular applications of bioinformatics include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Alternate energy sources
  • Drug discovery
  • Preventative medicine
  • Biofuels
  • Plant modelling
  • Gene therapy
  • Waste clean-up
  • Climate change
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Microbial genomics
  • Crop improvement
  • Nutrition quality
  • Forensic science
  • Veterinary sciences
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Evolutionary studies
  • Insect resistance


Getting started with MRIGlobal

Contact MRIGlobal and get started with trusted genomics and bioinformatics services.  As a not-for-profit contract research organization, we have proven ourselves as an objective partner driven to make our clients’ products more successful. We specialize in  defense, human health, pharmaceutical sciences, in-vitro diagnostics, energy, agriculture, and global health.

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