Return to Bioinformatics
Summary for Week 1
In Chapter 5 of Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics "Motifs and Loops", we continued to learn about the basics of Perl language. This chapter explains how to: search for motifs in DNA or protein, interact with users at the keyboard, write data to files, use loops, use basic regular expressions, take different actions depending on the outcome of conditional tests, examine sequence data in detail by operating on strings and arrays.
Chapter 1 of Bioinformatics for Dummies "Finding Out What Bioinformatics Can Do for You" gave us a general overview of the interrelatedness and importance of informatics and biology. In addition, this chapter provided a general biology background and it also addressed the type of questions bioinformatics can help you answer.