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Development of Information Biology (I)
Yoshio Tateno1,*
1School of New Biology, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Daegu, Korea
*Corresponding author
  Received : March 25, 2013
  Accepted : March 30, 2013
  Published : March 31, 2013
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Birth and development of information biology are introduced with its definition and scientific basis. The discipline lives on the two types of nutrition, one is a huge amount of biological data on genomes, gene expressions, proteomes, protein 3D structures, protein networks, and so forth. The other is the method of using them on a computer. The scientific basis of the two is evolution. To collect genome and gene expression data form laboratories in the world, annotate and dissimilate back to researchers worldwide, they built the EMBL database in Europe in 1982, GenBank in USA in 1984 and DNA Data Bank of Japan in 1987. On the other hand, the methods of using and analyzing those data have accordingly been developed. The two aspects advance the discipline further and further.

Keyword: information biology, bioinformatics, DNA database, data sharing, homology search, computer tools,
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