Cybernetics as we learnt from previous articles and reading around is about communication, the means and the hows, and whys of communication. Biocybernetics concerns the communication protocols, if that word can be used, are used by the biological cells that exist in bodies.
As the title shows, it consists of two parts of “Bio” and “Informatics”. Bio stands for biology, and informatics, stands for information, and informational process techniques.
Thanks to the advances made by Biomedical scientists using informatics, millions of people who are having ailments that earlier were not treatable, or not having a quality of life after disablement, are finding their lives better, because of this new topic Biomedical informatics.
Most people who are computer whizzes know what Perl is, and they can easily guess that Bio-Perl is nothing but using the programming language PERL in bioinformatics.
A wetware hacker is a name given to a person who uses live organisms, tissues, and combines them with informatics and technology.
Developments in scientific knowledge have brought forth various techniques for treatment of ailments, including newer drugs and formulations for their treatment. This has led to a spurt in the number of people willing to learn science.
More and more biology friendly languages are coming on the dock and SBML is one among them. SBML has become highly popular among those who pursue systems biology.
Can a human being be created by synthesizing chemicals, or by building artificial DNA, RNA, and genetic codes? Can human or animal organisms be created? If so, can they be made to interact in the same manner as they do in the natural forms?
Have you heard of Bioinformatics? Bioinformatics is a science which deals with managing, analyzing and computerizing the biological data.
Bioinformatics is a new field of science which combines or melds biotechnology to information technology. It is a profession which pairs biology to computers. This is a rising field where one can match biology with computers, using the processing speeds of the computer and storage ability.
We are all familiar with Linux and Red Hat software because we use them daily in our lives, having our computers either running on this platform or on other proprietary platforms. Bio Linux refers to the use of LINUX open software in bioinformatics.