Applications of Bioinformatics
In today’s world, bioinformatics is used to understand the genetic factors that underlie disease, the desirable genetic properties of agricultural species, the distinguishing genetic traits among populations, and so much more. Bioinformatics is being used increasingly more in genetic sequencing, medicinal discovery, and even gene expression studies.
More specifically, this tool is useful for finding links between disease and genetic sequences. Therefore, pharmacogeneticists can use this information to alter drugs, vaccines, and medical treatments and tailor them to the DNA of the patients receiving them.