No-boundary thinking in bioinformatics research

Xiuzhen Huang, Barry Bruce, Alison Buchan, Clare Bates Congdon, Carole L. Cramer, Steven F. Jennings, Hongmei Jiang, Zenglu Li, Gail McClure, Rick McMullen, Jason H. Moore, Bindu Nanduri, Joan Peckham, Andy Perkins, Shawn W. Polson, Bhanu Rekepalli, Saeed Salem, Jennifer Specker, Donald Wunsch, Donghai XiongShuzhong Zhang, Zhongming Zhao

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Currently there are definitions from many agencies and research societies defining "bioinformatics" as deriving knowledge from computational analysis of large volumes of biological and biomedical data. Should this be the bioinformatics research focus? We will discuss this issue in this review article. We would like to promote the idea of supporting human-infrastructure (HI) with no-boundary thinking (NT) in bioinformatics (HINT).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalBioData Mining
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Human infrastructure
  • No-boundary thinking

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