I know most of you guys/gals are well-experienced in bioinformatics field, this is why I thought that taking advice from here is the best thing all I can do now. I am going to finish my M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Genetics program next month. My thesis is about mutational profiling of unrelated breast cancer patients, colorectal cancer patients. In addition, I have a set of controls, who are older than 65 years without any personal cancer history. Originally, I am not coming from computational background but I am seeking a PhD position in bioinformatics, especially in cancer genomics. However, my lack of programming skill is a great barrier in front of me. Here is my question: How can I improve myself in order to get an acceptence for a PhD position in Bioinformatics? Or should I apply for a master's program of Bioinformatics? Your affirmative responses will be very informative for me. Or should I give up on my dream and continue with other options similar with my undergraduate degree?
Thanks in advance.
PS: I know how to use certain programs in UNIX/Linux and familiar with basic Bash Shell scripting.