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Can Bioinformatics Be Considered as an Experimental Biological Science?
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 5 (September)
Pages: 60-62   |   Vol. 2, No. 5, September 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Olaf Ilzins, Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA), Hoyo de la Puerta, Baruta, Venezuela.
[2]
Raul Isea, Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA), Hoyo de la Puerta, Baruta, Venezuela.
[3]
Johan Hoebeke, Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA), Hoyo de la Puerta, Baruta, Venezuela.
Abstract
The objective of this short report is to reconsider the subject of bioinformatics as just being a tool of experimental biological science. To do that, we introduce three examples to show how bioinformatics could be considered as an experimental science. These examples show how the development of theoretical biological models generates experimentally verifiable computer hypotheses, which necessarily must be validated by experiments in vitro or in vivo.
Keywords
Bioinformatics, Hypothesis, Experimental, Biological, Computer
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