Educational Bioinformatics resources


  • Specific bioinformatic journals exist (for example,, but papers from every area of science and medicine involving bioinformatic analysis are published in any biomedical journal. Examples include:
  • The human genome (special issue). Nature 2001;409:813-933.
  • The human genome (special issue). Science 2001;5507:1145-434.
  • The human genome (special issue). JAMA 2001;286:2211-333.
  • The human genome (special issue). Scientific American 2000;283:38-57.
  • Luscombe NM, Greenbaum D, Gerstein M. What is bioinformatics? Method Inform Med 2001;40:346-58.
  • Online Lectures on Bioinformatics (


  • Mount DW. Bioinformatics: sequence and genome analysis. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2001.
  • Baxevanis AD, Ouellette BFF. Bioinformatics: a practical guide to the analysis of genes and proteins. 2nd ed. John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
  • Lengauer T (Ed). Bioinformatics. Wiley-VCH Series, 2001. (Methods and principles in medicinal chemistry series.)
  • Higgins D, Taylor W. Bioinformatics. Oxford University Press, 2000. (Practical approach series.)
  • Baldi P, Brunak S. Bioinformatics. 2nd ed. MIT Press, 2001. (Adaptive computation and machine learning series.)

BMJ archive

  • Aitman TJ. DNA microarrays in medical practice. BMJ 2001;323:611-5.
  • Mathew CG. Postgenomic technologies: hunting the genes for common disorders. BMJ 2001;322:1031-4.
  • Stewart A, Haites N, Rose P. Online medical genetics resources: a UK perspective. BMJ 2001;322:1037-9.
  • Savill J. Molecular genetic approaches to understanding disease. BMJ 1997;314:126-9.

Ref: 10.1136/bmj.324.7344.1018

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