Bioinformatics Algorithms

This bestselling textbook presents students with a dynamic, "active learning" approach to learning computational biology.

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About this book

Each chapter begins with a central biological question, such as “Are There Fragile Regions in the Human Genome?”and then steadily develops the algorithmic sophistication required to answer this question. 


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Hundreds of exercises are incorporated directly into the text as soon as they are needed; readers can test their knowledge through automated coding challenges on the Rosalind Bioinformatics Textbook Track.

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This lively and unique text on bioinformatics motivates algorithmic thinking with an abundance of up-to-date examples from molecular biology.


Michael Waterman, University Professor of Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science, USC.

 I can’t imagine a more rewarding or worthwhile subject to work in than bioinformatics and both Prof. Compeau and Prof. Pevzner played a significant part in my discovery and continued work in the field!


Graeme Benstead-Hume, University of Sussex

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