The Fusion of Biology, Computer Science, and Engineering: Towards Efficient and Successful Synthetic Biology

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55 (4):503-520 (2012)
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Abstract

The integration of computer science, biology, and engineering has resulted in the emergence of rapidly growing interdisciplinary fields such as bioinformatics, bioengineering, DNA computing, and systems and synthetic biology. Ideas derived from computer science and engineering can provide innovative solutions to biological problems and advance research in new directions. Although interdisciplinary research has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, the scientists contributing to these efforts largely remain specialists in their original disciplines and are not fully capable of covering the many facets of multidisciplinary problems, which impedes the development of truly integrated solutions. It would be ..

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