Editorial Foreword

Editorial Office Int. Jour. Comp. Bio.


With the advancements in sequencing technologies and continuous developments in the area of computational and functional genomics and proteomics, there is a need to process this enormous amount of data to generate biologically meaningful information. The ultimate goal of bioinformatics is to enable the discovery of new biological insights as well as to create a global perspective from which unifying principles in biology can be discerned. The central challenge is the rationalization of the mass of biological sequence information. The imperative that derives this analytical process is the need to convert sequence information into biochemical and biophysical knowledge, to decipher structural, functional and evolutionary clues latent in the language of biological sequences.

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