chapter  11
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DNA sequences make up the language of living cells. Understanding the cryptic words and phrases in the grammar of life processes is the quest of molecular biology. As the volume and complexity of molecular data explode in the genomic era, computerized information processing tools, such as biomedical databases and analysis software, become an absolute requirement for improved healthcare. We describe computerized systems that store and enable users to retrieve and analyze knowledge about molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry.