The application of computers and statistics to the management of information. For example, in the Human Genome Project, informatics has permitted the development and use of methods to search databases quickly, analyze DNA sequence information, and predict protein sequence and structure from DNA sequence data.
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1. The study of information and ways to process and handle it, especially by means of information technology, i.e., computers and other electronic devices for rapid transfer, processing, and analysis of large amounts of data. 2. The science of arranging and organizing the product of genomic and functional genomic studies so that useful insight can result. SEE ALSO: bioinformatics. [information + -ics]

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in·for·mat·ics .in-fər-'ma-tiks n pl but sing in constr the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge see bioinformatics

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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