All of us know that in the world of molecular biology, significant research efforts are moving from wet labs to the dry labs. And by dry labs, I mean bioinformatics. It is a relatively a new discipline but a lot of work has been done in last few years. In a nutshell, bioinformatics is about building an information system using biological data. Semantic Technology is playing a big role in transforming this biological data into connectable information which is giving scientists completely new insight about biological mysteries.
Recently, scientists at The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center got funding to derive meaningful information from an ocean of data about the aberrant genetics that drive human cancers. The work will be primariy focused on parsing the multiple genetic pathways that fuel more than 20 types of cancer. Medical Scientists are going to use semantic technology to solve this puzzle.
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