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computational biology

n.
The branch of biology in which computers are used to study complex biological systems such as genetic sequences and the mechanism of protein folding.
The computerised management, manipulation and analysis of large blocks of biomolecular data—especially DNA sequence data—using advanced computing, including electronic databases on genomes, protein sequences and 3-dimensional modeling of biomolecules and biologic systems

computational biology

see BIOINFORMATICS.
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