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Asked 18th Apr, 2018
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What are the differences between Bioinformatics and Computational Biology ?

Hello,
I am very much confused about the differences between bioinformatics and Computational Biology! I just want to know the basics Differences between them !
Thanks in advance.
4th Sep, 2020
Johnson Samuel
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
Hello
Yusha Araf
There is a very thin line of difference between Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Computational Biology is a combo of Computer science & Biology which apparently deals with Biological studies using computational aids, such as in silico protein studies or in silico pathogen analysis. Bioinformatics on the other hand is a combo of Computer science, Biology as well as Statistics, wherein we are more inclined towards the the engineering side of the field, such as development of tools and computational techniques, that work with these biological data to solve biological problems.
The attached picture can give a better understanding of it.
Hope it helps.
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