Genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology: Recommended

Genetics is the study of biological inheritance. Bioinformatics is the use of computers to study biological systems.

Overview for genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology

Recommended online resources

Image of NCBI logo - blue background with white symbol of dna double helix and the letters N C B I in whiteNCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information 

NCBI provides a wealth of tools, resources, and learning materials to promote "...finding new approaches to deal with the volume and complexity of data and to provide researchers with better access to analysis and computing tools to advance understanding of our genetic legacy and its role in health and disease."

Key Resources in addition to PubMed include:

Gene - data, information, and literature for known and predicted genes

Protein - sequences of protein, mRNA

Structure - 3D structures database of macromolecules, with multiple tools

Nucleotide - a collection of nucleotide sequences from several sources within and outside of NCBI databases

Biological Sciences Liaison Librarian

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