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FRANCO, Camilo et al. I want to work in bioinformatics. How do I start?. Rep. cient. FACEN [online]. 2020, vol.11, n.1, pp.51-62. ISSN 2222-145X.

As the analysis of large volumes of data and the use of multi-omics techniques are becoming more widespread, competence in computational thinking is an essential skill as part of the toolkit of a scientist working with biological data. All studies of "omics" require computational biology: implementing analysis requires programming skills, while experimental design and interpretation require a solid understanding of the analytical approach. Although academic nuclei, commercial services, and collaborations can assist in the implementation of analyses, the computational skills needed to design and interpret omics studies cannot be replaced or supplemented. However, many bioscience professionals are exclusively trained in experimental techniques.

Keywords : omics; programming languages; bash; Python; R; SAS; MatLab; Perl; Fortran; C/C++.

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