Forum: What Is One Book Every Bioinformatician Should Read?
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gravatar for Philipp Bayer
5.7 years ago by
Philipp Bayer6.0k
Australia/Perth/UWA
Philipp Bayer6.0k wrote:

Which book do you think helped you the most in your career, or would have helped in your work & career if only you had read it earlier?

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gravatar for Asaf
5.7 years ago by
Asaf5.3k
Israel
Asaf5.3k wrote:

The very basics of computational biology Biological Sequence Analysis by Durbin et al
Biological Sequence Analysis

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gravatar for Malachi Griffith
5.7 years ago by
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA
Malachi Griffith17k wrote:

Molecular Biology of the Cell

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ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by Malachi Griffith17k

Additionally (for me it was alternatively) this: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/lodish6e/default.asp?s=&n=&i=&v=&o=&ns=0&uid=0&rau=0

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5.7 years ago by
Gjain5.3k
Göttingen, Germany
Gjain5.3k wrote:

This is one book which I always find very useful

Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis

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5.7 years ago by
Pals1.3k
Finland
Pals1.3k wrote:

Practical computing for biologists: http://practicalcomputing.org/

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5.7 years ago by
India
aravind ramesh500 wrote:

Including the above books, following listed are also interesting and must read for bioinformaticians.

R Programming for Bioinformatics

ML approaches to bioinformatics(Not recommended for all).

ML for Bioinformatics

A good book on Phylogenetics
Phylogenetics

Bioinformatics Algorithms.

Bio Algorithm

Structural Bioinformatics

Structural Bioinformatics

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.7 years ago by aravind ramesh500

But if you have to choose one, which one will you choose?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.7 years ago by Gjain5.3k

Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms

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You should list that one book :) !

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5.7 years ago by
Medhat8.2k
Texas
Medhat8.2k wrote:

this book guided me to the basics of bioinformatics and it was easy to follow

Bioinformatics For Dummies

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also

Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.7 years ago by Malachi Griffith17k • written 5.7 years ago by Medhat8.2k

I actually got Phylogenetic trees made easy it made my dissertation easy and made for an easy read as I don't enjoy reading I prefer hands on learning. It was the easiest read ever.

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5.7 years ago by
Charles Warden6.5k
Duarte, CA
Charles Warden6.5k wrote:

This is the book that I used to learn Perl for my first bioinformatic project:

http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596000806.do

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3.6 years ago by
zeeefa80
Sverige
zeeefa80 wrote:

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Just finished going through this book. I'd say that this should be the required text for an introductory bioinformatics course or for anyone looking to get into the field. It focuses on developing the practical skills and good habits to get started. It's a crash course in Git, UNIX commands, R, Python (less so, however, I'd recommend additional tutorials in Python to compensate).

ADD REPLYlink written 3.6 years ago by matt.sarrasin70

I'm 50% through and I wanted to add it to my own thread :P

I wouldn't recommend it to beginners like lab biologists though, the author himself said here (and in the intro too AFAIK) that it's more on an intermediate level since it assumes a fair amount of prior knowledge - it does assume that you know how to use the shell, know the basics of a Linux file-system, you know how to "think" like a programmer etc.


You could go through it as a beginner and immediately look at the recommended text once you hit a hurdle but I assume that would be very frustrating.

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3.6 years ago by
Deutschland
David Langenberger8.7k wrote:

Introduction to Computational Biology

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3.6 years ago by
John12k
Germany
John12k wrote:

EITHER
 (the father of data viz, although anything by Lima or Yau is good)

 

OR

 

 (because knowing where to spend your time is so valuable)

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