Author(s): Ouzounis CA, Valencia A
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Abstract MOTIVATION: The field of bioinformatics has experienced an explosive growth in the last decade, yet this 'new' field has a long history. Some historical perspectives have been previously provided by the founders of this field. Here, we take the opportunity to review the early stages and follow developments of this discipline from a personal perspective. RESULTS: We review the early days of algorithmic questions and answers in biology, the theoretical foundations of bioinformatics, the development of algorithms and database resources and finally provide a realistic picture of what the field looked like from a resources and finally provide a realistic picture of what the field looked like from a practitioner's viewpoint 10 years ago, with a perspective for future developments.
This article was published in Bioinformatics
and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability