This may include more approaches to deriving meaning out of the real life messy dataset OpenSNP where people voluntarily upload their genetic data (genome and exome) that they get from 23andMe, deCODEme or FamilyTreeDNA to share with everyone. Up-loaders also share observable trait data (phenotype). This database really is a testament to the up-loader's commitment to open science (the names are made anonymous, but there is some location data here too) It's pretty intimate sharing.
a strong interest in problem-solving is the only real prerequisite. Bioinformatics is a contact sport, and it is impossible to practice it without writing code. This may take more or less time depending on previous experience. Nevertheless, if understanding these topics (http://rosalind.info/problems/topics/) appeals to you we will try to find a way to make it happen. Your guide Patrick can by reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer questions
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